Chelsea have signed one of the best strikers in the world in Gonzalo Higuain, but have we in fact come off worse in this transfer merry-go-round?
Having endured Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud for half a season, we’re all delighted to see Gonzalo Higuain in a Chelsea shirt. Old he may be, but his quality remains, has he proved with a brilliant brace during our 5-0 demolition of Huddersfield. That game feels like a long time ago now.
Even if we choose to acquire Higuain on a permanent basis, we still wouldn’t have solved our problem long-term. We actually had a chance to do exactly that during the January transfer window, but we can’t have been prepared to pay the price in order to do so.
Krzysztof Piatek signed for AC Milan to replace Chelsea-bound Higuain. The Polish striker has scored six times in five appearances for the Rossoneri – and the first of the two goals he scored last night proved that he really is the second coming of compatriot Robert Lewandowski.
Piatek with a brace again 🔫🔫
Imagine my surprise… pic.twitter.com/KCdEvsTzO9
— 🔴 The Red Debate 🎙 (@TheRedDebate) February 17, 2019
We could have had Piatek starting for us in attack for the small price of €35M. Signing him would have been a risk, but he’s 23-years-old and quite clearly supremely talented. Not to say that we’re unhappy with Higuain, but we do feel as though we’ve missed a trick here.