Chelsea is suffering severe losses as a result of disregarding Gary Neville’s striker deal advise.
CHELSEA may experience severe financial setbacks this summer.
Had Chelsea heeded Gary Neville’s advice regarding Romelu Lukaku, they might have avoided serious financial calamity. The expert on Sky Sports didn’t think the Belgian striker could adapt to the high-pressure environment of the sophisticated English game.
Lukaku struggled in the English city, scoring only multiple goals in 26 Premier League games after moving to Chelsea for £97.5 million from Inter Milan the previous summer. Since then, with the Blues scrambling to get him off the compensation tab, he has returned to Italy on a cheap credit deal for the remainder of the upcoming season.
Neville’s earlier comments regarding the striker have now come to light again, with the former Manchester United captain warning the Stamford Bridge team that the Belgian forward was unsuited for the English game.
Speaking on the Sky Sports cross-over digital recording, Neville said that given the 29-year-negative old’s press, managers like Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp would never have tried to sign him.
“In a million years, Jurgen Klopp wouldn’t sign Lukaku. Pep Guardiola probably wouldn’t either, but Chelsea is the only team that have used that type of striker, the 47-year-old remarked.
“A Diego Costa, a Didier Drogba, a goal scorer who can only muster one point, that true presence. That has been a part of their arsenal for a sizable period of time. It is suitable for Chelsea Football Club. He wouldn’t press from the front, so Jurgen Klopp would never like him.
For a same justification, he even conceded that the 102-time covered international was ineligible to have worked for his old club, United.
He wouldn’t have fit in at Old Trafford. There needs to be a character that the fans can focus on. Old Trafford works well for Edinson Cavani. Even though he’s probably past his prime, he puts in a lot more effort than Lukaku off the ball, in my opinion.
Lukaku saw his return to Italy as somewhat of a homecoming, noting that Milan was devoid of Belgian sentiment.
The striker made sense of it by saying, “It feels like going home.” “I believe that people, the fans, and my partners were a big part of why my family and I had a nice experience in Milan. Since the first day I arrived here, when everyone assisted me greatly, I have been happy.
“I didn’t leave my house when I traveled to England, demonstrating how happy I am to be back home. I need to see who is on the pitch right now.
Due to the advance move’s lack of an incorporated purchase commitment, Lukaku could yet return to Stamford Bridge. If Chelsea wanted to permanently distance themselves from the player, they would have to approve a modest arrangement for him at a significant financial cost to the team—a cost that could have been avoided had they taken Neville’s advice in the first place.