According to reports in The Sun on Sunday, via The Sun journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter, Chelsea are considering making a summer move for Valencia striker Rodrigo, who is rated at £36m according to Transfermarkt.
The 27-year-old has come on leaps and bounds since a failed loan spell with Bolton Wanderers in 2010 when he scored just one goal in 20 appearances in total for the Trotters, and he will be part of the Spain squad for the Russia World Cup that begins later this month.
The Brazilian-born centre-forward scored 19 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions for his club during the 2017/18 campaign, and it is form that hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Blues who may well be looking to add some competition for the likes of Alvaro Morata – who endured a difficult debut campaign at Stamford Bridge – up top.
We asked Chelsea fans to vote on our poll to see whether they would prefer to have Morata – who could easily be offloaded should Rodrigo arrive at Stamford Bridge – or his Spain compatriot, and a slight majority 54% said they would rather have the player they already have in their ranks.
Those supporters, the majority of whom want their club to re-sign a 6ft 2in midfielder this summer, obviously don’t feel that Rodrigo would be an upgrade on Morata or what they already have in their squad, and they may well be expecting better if the club are to fight for the Premier League title again next season.