Chelsea’s squad planning over the last few years has been, let’s face it, a disaster.
The Blues have let some players get to the end of their contract, bought bad players in to replace them, spent money on older players and let good ones go for free.
Not only that, but their conduct has seen them hit with a two window transfer ban that could really hurt the club long term.
The arrival of Gonzalo Higuain has summed up everything wrong at the club at the moment. He is an old, expensive player, well past his prime, with his value plunging. The only reason we had to buy him in the first place was as a panic buy to replace Alvaro Morata, another failure.
The only positive that could come from signing the Argentine rather than a younger, more talented striker, is that it might just create space under the transfer ban for Tammy Abraham to come back from loan and make an impact. In the past he’s the kind of kid who would have been forced out – now, thanks to the club’s own incompetence, he might just get a chance.