To replace Romelu Lukaku, John O’Shea suggests a striker for Chelsea to sign
John O’Shea thinks Thomas Tuchel need to raid Everton with some of his £200 million summer transfer budget in search of a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.
After a lackluster return to Stamford Bridge, the Belgian international is expected to return to Inter on loan; a sum has already been agreed upon by the two clubs.
Chelsea’s transfer business has gotten off to an unusually slow start this summer, but after discussions between Tuchel and new owner Todd Boehly, they plan to pick up the pace in the coming weeks.
A new forward capable of succeeding Lukaku is a priority, and the American has pledged to bring as many as six new recruits.
Chelsea have selected a number of adaptable forwards as their top targets, including the Brazilian quartet of Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison, and Raphinha. They may decide against signing a like-for-like striker instead.
Richarilison, a favorite among Chelsea’s current roster, is the preference of that particular group, according to former United defender O’Shea.
“Strikers always attract high fees, and Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are no different,” he said in a statement to Paddy Power.
Richarlison didn’t have the finest of seasons last year, but he did play for Everton in a few crucial games, and in a perfect world, Frank Lampard would try to keep him.
However, if Richarlison leaves Everton and joins Arsenal will rely on their ability to bring in both Raphinha and Gabriel Jesus.
Romelu Lukaku will have a spot at Chelsea if he leaves. Three or four other significant transfers will likely follow one large transfer.
As the beginning of the season draws near, “this is when everything gets moving and the enthusiasm increases.”