Chelsea’s hunt for a striker and goal getter Continues. According to a report by Goal (h/t Football.london), Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, is a ‘primary target’ for Chelsea in the summer transfer window. The Blues would want to build on their success in the UEFA Champions League and translate it to the Premier League next season.
And in order to achieve that, Kane is seen as a target to solidify their attack. The Spurs striker has spent all his professional career on the Lilywhites’ books but is yet to win a team trophy at the age of 24. While he is a good catch for just about any team in the world, we see why Chelsea need the striker more than any other option in the market.
The problem of goals
Chelsea need to add goals to their game. While they may have just about scraped to a 4th-place finish last time around, they scored 25 fewer goals than champions, Manchester City. This problem stemmed from the fact that their forwards were just not scoring enough, with their top-scorer being a midfielder.
Jorginho, their holding midfielder, converted 7 penalties in the league to finish as their leading goal-getter this season. This is after them spending an eye-watering £47.6million on Timo Werner last summer, which is a cause for concern. While the German cannot be termed as a flop after just one season, his goal output was poor.
He netted just 6 times in 35 Premier League games. The others weren’t any better. Albeit due to a lack of starts, Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham managed just 10 goals between them.
This is not good enough for a team that wants to win the league, and they would know that this is one area where they should improve.