You’d assume that being the principle man within the frontline at a membership like Chelsea can be probably the most sought-after roles in European soccer, but for some cause it is develop into a little bit of a poisoned chalice.
Fernando Torres, Alvaro Morata, Andriy Shevchenko and Radamel Falcao are only a handful of the family names to have been successfully chewed up and spat out by the Blues, and Timo Werner is at risk of changing into the newest addition to that ever-growing checklist.
It will in all probability come as no shock then that the Blues have been linked with a transfer for soon-to-be free agent Sergio Aguero.
90min just lately revealed that Roman Abramovich is open to the thought of sanctioning a transfer for not one however two new strikers this summer time, with Aguero and Borussia Dortmund hitman Erling Haaland each being monitored.
So, is signing probably the greatest goalscorers in Premier League historical past a good suggestion?
Feels like a daft query if you put it like that.
Whereas it looks like a no brainer, Aguero’s damage file this season makes for fairly grim studying – with simply 9 Premier League appearances and one aim to his title – and so Chelsea’s pursuit positively carries a component of danger.
Had been the Blues to signal the 32-year-old he would undoubtedly be a short-term possibility as he enters the twilight of his profession, but short-term choices which carry success earlier than being binned off when issues go pear-shaped appear to be welcomed with open arms at Stamford Bridge.
With the Manchester Metropolis man’s standing as a Premier League veteran unlikely to discourage them and the membership seemingly ready to usher in one other centre-forward ought to his damage issues persist, what is the concern with them snapping up a person with 181 Premier League objectives to his title?
Properly, keep in mind after we instructed Timo Werner might quickly have his title added to Chelsea’s checklist of frontman flops? You would just about add it to stated checklist the second Aguero stepped foot inside Stamford Bridge.
The £45m summer time 2020 arrival’s struggles in his maiden Premier League marketing campaign have been often highlighted, with simply 5 objectives from his 29 league outings thus far.
However with 9 league assists to his title he is nonetheless taking part in an enormous position in Chelsea’s battle to safe Champions League qualification, and let’s not overlook he spent a lot of the season taking part in beneath a supervisor who proved to be out of his depth and could not get the perfect out of the vast majority of his squad.
Thomas Tuchel has spent most of his Chelsea tenure so far experimenting with varied completely different methods and personnel, so Werner is hardly being afforded a good crack of the whip as he seems to settle into Premier League life.
The German worldwide’s high quality has by no means been unsure – having bagged 28 Bundesliga objectives in his closing season with RB Leipzig – although his confidence is at absolute all-time low.
The Blues’ latest defeat to strugglers West Brom could not have highlighted his present lack of self-belief extra, as he opted to sq. the ball to Mason Mount from all of about six yards out permitting the England midfielder to faucet dwelling – 12 months in the past when he was scoring for enjoyable in Germany there is not an opportunity he would have handed on such a possibility.
Even when Werner had arrived at Chelsea on a free switch it might be silly to basically herald his substitute after one season of wrestle, but his whopping £45m price ticket is simply one other in an extended checklist of causes as to why they need to stick with the misfiring frontman.
Clearly if Aguero did arrive at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel can be the primary to insist he wasn’t being introduced in as Werner’s substitute and there was room for each of them on the membership, but we all know that may be a lie and extra importantly Werner would understand it was a lie.
The arrival of Aguero would completely shatter what’s left of Werner’s confidence and Chelsea cannot afford to run that danger, as a result of he will come good ultimately. Promise.