Gonzalo Higuain transfer to Chelsea questioned by Paul Merson for 2 reasons
Gonzalo Higuain is “below his best” and can fight to arise to velocity with what is anticipated within the Premier League, in accordance to Paul Merson.
Chelsea have agreed a mortgage deal for the Argentina striker as Maurizio Sarri anxiously seeks to support his aspect’s declare on a top-four position.
But the previous Napoli ahead, who has scored simply 8 targets this season for AC Milan the place he’s on mortgage from Juventus , hasn’t been ready to get better the type of shape that noticed him rating 36 targets in 35 Serie A video games for Sarri’s staff in 2015/16.
And Merson believes reunion with Higuain is not the answer to the Blues boss’s attacking issues.
“I’m not sure on him,” he advised Sky Sports .
“He was once a super participant however appears to be like under his highest of past due. He hasn’t pulled up timber for some time and now he is coming to the toughest league on this planet.
“He would possibly not have any time to adapt both as he wishes to hit the bottom operating as Chelsea want anyone to play as their point of interest.
“I’d rather someone that has played in the Premier League before and knows what this league demands.”
Higuain and Sarri had a heat courting all through their time in combination at Napoli, with the membership from the Stadio San Paolo handiest denied the 2016 Serie A name by the unstoppable type of eventual champions Juventus.
And the chief has lengthy since made the Argentinean his primary precedence purchase, with Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson additionally on his radar will have to a deal fail to materialize.
The urgency for Chelsea to land a brand new striker has handiest intensified since Bayern Munich stepped up their passion in 18 year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Bayern have had two large bids for the academy graduate rejected, however the membership worry that the participant’s head has been grew to become by the Bundesliga champions’ public overtures.