Chelsea Monitoring This In-Form European Striker: A Move To Stamford Bridge Be On The Cards?

According to a recent report by the Norwegian news outlet VG Sport, RB Salzburg’s prodigious strike sensation Erling Haaland is said to have become the subject of interest for many of Europe’s biggest clubs. The report suggests that Chelsea are among the suitors for the Norwegian’s services, despite the club’s reluctance to let him go in the winter.

It has been suggested that Salzburg would prefer to sell their man at the end of the season, as was reiterated by the club CEO Christoph Freund. The report further claims that the likes of Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool and some of the biggest clubs in the world, are all after the youngster’s highly-coveted signature.

What Is Chelsea’s Current Striker Situation?

The Pensioners have settled into life under Frank Lampard in excellent fashion, and despite the fact that they’ve now suffered back-to-back defeats, the mood around the Chelsea camp is sure to good. The injury to Tammy Abraham has come as a devastating blow, and at the worst possible time. With the Christmas period upon us, the matches in the Premier League come thick and fast.

So far, Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud have not been able to deliver, with the latter’s performance in the last game even being branded a disgrace. This situation has highlighted the fact that Abraham needs more competition for a place in the first-team. Adding another experienced striker to the mix could become tricky as Frank Lampard seems to have decided to make Tammy his first-choice, at least for the time being.

Why Has Erling Haaland Stood Out To The Chelsea Scouts?

To begin with, at 19-years-old, the Norwegian is 1.94 meters tall, making him a prominent physical presence in the final third. For a man of his size, Haaland gets around the pitch with ease, and is often seen making lung-busting runs with his trademark long strides. He has a killer touch in front of goal that the best strikers in the world possess, and the rate at which he’s scoring goals is scary, to say the least.

The youngster has got 15 goals and six assists in 12 league games, while he’s scored eight times in five Champions League matches as well. His exploits with the Austrian club have been so brilliant that he was called up to the Norwegian national team back in September. With such a massive future ahead of him, it’s no surprise that the Blues are keen on luring Haaland to Stamford Bridge.

Why Chelsea Should Go All Out For Haaland’s Signature

The striker is unquestionably on the road to greatness, and the fact that clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona are after him makes his acquisition an even bigger necessity for the Pensioners. The youngster can be quite a force in the final third, and him, competing with Tammy Abraham for the Chelsea striker role, would be the stuff of dreams for the Blues faithful.

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Nikhil Vinodh

Nikhil has been an avid Chelsea fan for as long as the concept of time has existed and rumours say that he even bleeds blue. Having lived in the UK for 3 years, Nikhil is said to have an excellent understanding of the atmosphere surrounding the English game. His role model is the greatest manager of all time - Jose Mourinho.

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