Chelsea kicked off their January transfer window business with a bang as they signed Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic for £57.6m and, by the sounds of it, Maurizio Sarri isn’t done there – the former Napoli boss wants another winger brought in this month as Pulisic will not link up with the Blues until the summer.
The Italian told press that he feels Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard are options enough up front – contrary to the belief of many Chelsea fans – and that signing another wide man is a much more pressing matter due to injuries to Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
This news surely came as a surprise to many considering the fact that conventional strikers Olivier Giroud and Morata have netted just six Premier League goals between them this season and that Hazard, Victor Moses, Willian and Emerson can all play out wide – Sarri already has a plethora of winger options but still isn’t satisfied.
The Stamford Bridge faithful had some pretty strong opinions on Sarri’s transfer market priorities – you can find the best of the reaction below…
No wonder this guy is YET to win any trophy throughout his managerial career. Very rigid, inflexible and obstinate. Smh….
— Lanre Fasuan (@lanrefasuan) January 1, 2019
Sarri please don’t do this ??
— Cass (@Cassidyy86) 1 January 2019
This is proof we need a DOF
— ? (@Chrispeey) 1 January 2019
I really want to like Sarri but this..
— neji (@4katsuki_) 1 January 2019
Mortal should change his mind if he plays tomorrow. Maurizio has probably forgotten just how bad he is and needs more convincing than his ten minutes against Palace.
— Glen Maney (@Glen_Maney) 2 January 2019
You don’t buy a new winger because your current players have short term injuries.
That’s just silly. However, I do feel we need a new winger regardless. But only to replace Pedro or Willian.
— Dan Panda (@cozierpanda) 1 January 2019