Chelsea told splash the cash and sign Premier League star


Pat Nevin has encouraged Chelsea to try and sign the next Harry Kane – ahead of all the big names linked.

It is no secret that we need a striker in the summer – and the likes of Ivan Toney, Victor Osimhen and Victor Gyokeres have all been linked with a big money move to Stamford Bridge.

However – amid all the speculation and rumours – former Blues star Nevin has opened up and revealed that he would like the club to make a move for the highly-rated Brighton star Evan Ferguson.

The Scotland international told OLBG: “Chelsea really need a simple finisher. Someone who has good numbers when the ball goes into the box.

“There are plenty of other teams that would be looking for that type of player too. I’m sure Manchester United are one of them. But like Manchester United, Chelsea are in the same boat, they are big clubs or they have been big clubs, and you need to get back to that level.

“In losing Thiago Silva, Chelsea might open up to the idea of having a more experienced striker. CHELSEA always buy young and that’s fine if it pays off in the long term, but I’m absolutely 100% convinced Pochettino wants a little bit more experience in there.

“The future of Ivan Toney has opened up and that could be explored, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right option. He will score goals and he has a cleverness about him, but he’s not what Chelsea generally look at.

“If they go with usual thinking it could be Victor Osimhen or Toney, but if I was Evan Ferguson at Brighton I would be looking at Chelsea at the moment. He’s going to reach his potential by being in a team in which he gets lots of chances and Chelsea are now getting better in being faster in their build-ups.

“I don’t think teams are ignoring him even though he’s not scoring as many goals, but no strikers score millions of goals at the start, look at Harry Kane and his early numbers, it takes time. But if you’re a striker, you want one thing over and above everything else and that’s getting four or five chances a game.

“If you can get into a team that’s doing that and they are clear-cut chances you’d like to be there. I think he’d be better suited to the current CHELSEA side than it would be to say current Manchester United.”


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