Transfer Window Live – News And Rumours – Day 17
It’s day 17 of the transfer window and iDONSABI takes you through the transfer news and stories making the rounds. Chief among them is the purported move of Gonzalo Higuaín to Chelsea.
Higuaín completes loan move to Chelsea
The 31-yr-old has completed a loan move to Chelsea, with an option to buy. A move that would see him remain at the Stamford Bridge for six months in the meantime says the Dailystar.
Several weeks ago, it was suggested in many quarters that Sarri could be making an approach for the Argentine. This is not unconnected to the fact that he and the 31-yr-old have worked together, a spell that saw the Argentine revealed as on of the world’s deadliest strikers.
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Sarri’s move for a striker has come due to the non-attacking threat of Morata in front of goal. Under those circumstances, the London Blues have looked to midfielder, Eden Hazard to shoulder their goal scoring responsibilities.
For this reason, the Italian gaffer has turned to the services of a better striker to free up the pressure on the Belgian.
According to Dailystar, it is understood that the loan could also be extended to twelve months subject to certain conditions.
Recall, Higuaín played under the tutelage of Sarri at Napoli where he had his most successful season in the final third netting 36 times in 35 matches.
What this deal could mean
This deal could see Morata out of the Bridge. The Spaniard has been poor in front of goal this term and the Higuaín deal could mean that his days adorning the blue shirt are over.
According to Marca, his agent, Juanma Lopez spent time on Wednesday night at the Bridge trying to secure a way out for the Spaniard.
Marina Granovskia, general director at Chelsea is also trying to find a way for the forward to forge ahead and move elsewhere. It is hoped that an agreement can be reached between both parties.