Chelsea have been warned that Erling Haaland could be a “disaster” if they do not get the “chemistry” right behind the scenes.
The Blues are among the sides Borussia Dortmund have faced and hope to beat their rivals to the punch by launching a bid in the summer, a year before Haaland’s £ 65 million release clause. .
While Roman Abramovich ruled a £ 200m spending spree last summer, Thomas Tuchel expects support in the forthcoming window.
But former Chelsea legend Frank Leboeuf has urged Tuchel to be careful about adding Haaland to his standards while still finding the perfect formula from the rising stars. already available.
“Haaland is an animal. He would definitely benefit Chelsea,” Leboeuf told Sky Sports News. “But now you have to think financially and economically, and you also have to think and make sure that your dressing room is going to follow the coach.
“If you put Haaland (in the team) you lose [Olivier] Giroud, but you might miss it [Kai] Havertz, you might miss Werner too. what about [Christian] Pulisic? Where are you going to play [Hakim] Ziyech?
“That’s an equation you have to make sure it works and that the results are going to be good for the club.
“You can add talents, that’s not a problem. But you have to make sure the chemistry works.
“Another thing is going to be a catastrophe. With only talent you are not sure you are going to win something.”
There is no doubt that Tuchel has made a difference at Chelsea in a short space of time and seems to be taking the club in the right direction.
But so far it has had to cut and change its chop line to accommodate the wealth of available stars.
Some of Timo Werner ‘s best performances have been a major striker, but Haaland’ s arrival is likely to push Germany wide, raising additional questions, as Lebouef points out. praise, about the growing futures.
Pulisic in particular was abruptly used, although Abramovich could regard America’s loss or any of his usual crop of Chelsea stars as a collateral damage appropriate to bring a player of Haaland ancestry and world status to land.
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Anyway, Haaland seems unimpressed by the profitability about the future despite the European elite shouting for his signature.
The 20-year-old was asked what bidders had to offer him to agree to a transfer, to which he simply told VG: “They have to want me.”
That does little to close the range of potential destinations, but the move does not appear to be in any hurry to move forward.
He said: “I still have a three-year contract, I’m not worried about that.”