The Sun yesterday carried a story saying that Chelsea would not be signing Gonzalo Higuain permanently.
They cited an excessive fee, and some less than inspiring performances for the club’s resistance to making the move permanent. We could also possibly negotiate a lower price with Juve, if we can convince them they won’t get that anywhere.
Whatever the case, we really shouldn’t sign him unless we have to. He was a short term desperation option to try and get Maurizio Sarri’s system to click, and the coach may not be around much longer.
The only argument in favour of keeping him, or at least taking up the option on his loan for another year, is that he’s registered to us, and if we are banned from making transfers, we need everyone we can get.
Olivier Giroud and Higuain are our only two strikers. If we can’t sign anyone else, surely one – or both – should stay?