4 Reasons Why Lautaro Martinez Signing Makes No Sense For Chelsea
Last Season, the Blues were reportedly linked with Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez but a deal never saw the light of day.
And in the aftermath of Chelsea’s sensational Champions League triumph in Porto, the Blues have been linked to another Inter Striker, this time a former Blue Romelu Lukaku.
In between the two, some Chelsea faithful believe the club should rekindle their interest in the South American striker.
However, here is why we can’t see any sense in any potential deal to bring the Inter man to Chelsea.
1. The Blues Already Have Martinez-Like Players
Lautaro Martinez is famed for his speed, finishing, and ability to play anywhere in a front three. News flash: Chelsea have at least 3 players capable of doing the same and even better.
Such players in Chelsea squad are: Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech…
2. He Could Be An Expensive Gamble
Inter Milan pegged an outrageous €90m asking price on Martinez. Probably, Chelsea must have learned from their mistake when they made an expensive gamble signing a striker from Serie A.
The Blues took a risk in making Andriy Shevchenko Britain’s most expensive player in 2008 – but it never paid off.
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3. Lautaro Martinez May Be Overrated
The Argentine hit 19 goals for Inter last season, plus 11 assists which took his goal contribution for the campaign to 30, which is not far from Timo Werner’s 27 goal contribution for Chelsea in the same period.
This feat, though, has made the Argentine’s stock skyrocket in Italy and he’s even considered one of the most lethal forwards in Serie A.
Still, he’s never delivered anything special in the Champions League or faced the bulldog defenders in the Premier League. Thus, Granovaskia and her advisers would do well to approach this deal with caution or avoid it altogether.
4. In Fact, He’s Simply Not Needed
Honestly saying, what Chelsea need at the moment is a proven out-and-out striker who can guarantee 25-30 goals per season, and that is not Martinez as we have seen.
Moreover, the 23-year-old forward has never scored as many as 25 goals in a season since he moved to Europe. And as far as we are concerned, it’s a far cry from someone like Romelu Lukaku, who has managed 25+ goals in 4 of the last 5 seasons he has played in Europe. Or even Erling Haaland that registered a staggering 40 goals this season alone!