Emmanuel Petit has called on his former club Chelsea to act quickly on the Erling Haaland interest and snap him up before someone else does it.
Emmanuel Petit has had an exceptional career as a midfielder playing for some top clubs, including Chelsea. The former midfielder still holds plenty of interest in the doings of his former clubs and has now come to urge Chelsea to act on their interest in a high profile transfer target.
The Dailymail published some quotes from Petit where he suggested Chelsea snap up Erling Haaland to make the Norwegian their top signing of the window. The former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder believes Haaland is the answer to Chelsea’s struggle in front of goal, and he would make them a real contender on all fronts.
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Haaland has been the subject of transfer interest from many high profile clubs across the continent. However, his huge price tag means only a handful of sides can afford to sign him. The Manchester clubs are understood to be keen alongside Real Madrid, PSG, Barcelona and Chelsea.
Chelsea are heavily linked with the striker, who could be available at a premium price this summer. There have been recent hurdles for Chelsea to complete the transfer, but the Blues hierarchy believes a transfer is possible. The European champions are thought to be in talks with Borussia Dortmund but are yet to close the deal.
Emmanuel Petit took the opportunity to rally his former club to prioritise the Norwegian and complete a transfer.
He said, “I’ll make it simple,’ ‘Olivier Giroud is on his way out of Chelsea, Tammy Abraham is probably leaving on loan, and Timo Werner is still struggling to score goals consistently, and Kai Havertz is not a striker.
‘Chelsea need a new striker and someone who scores lots of goals. Erling Haaland is the answer. He’s strong, powerful and young, with a bright future in front of him.
‘Haaland’s value is already very high, and connections with Tuchel increase his chance of joining Chelsea”.
Petit is also aware of the growing interest in Haaland. It is understood that Premier League heavyweights
Manchester United are reportedly keen, and they certainly have the financial capacity. United only recently closed the deal for Jadon Sancho, Haaland’s Dortmund teammate and the prospect of them playing together is certainly mouthwatering.
However, Petit feels that the players already at Chelsea could be more of a benefit to Haaland. He continued with his quotes by saying”
‘Offensively, he could become the finisher that Chelsea really need. I can imagine his relationship with Mount, Havertz, Pulisic and Ziyech making him score lots of goals at Stamford Bridge.
‘Chelsea needs a top striker, and it’s as simple as that.’
It remains to be seen if Chelsea take Petit’s advice seriously and make their best effort to sign Haaland. The Norwegian is reportedly happy with Chelsea links and might help the Blues reach the agreement with Dortmund, although the fee for the striker will play a huge role in this sort of transfer.