PROS AND CONS: DOES AGUERO FIT THE BILL AT CHELSEA?

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Chelsea’s search for a new striker continues as the club is being linked to almost every available striker in the world. The new name on the block is Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero. The Argentine striker’s much publicised struggles with Pep’s demands at the Etihad which saw him lose his place in the starting lineup to Brazilian sensation, Gabriel Jesus is just the bullet behind the shots. However, without any doubts, Aguero is a fantastic striker with a phenomenal scoring touch, good sense of positional play and skillset that can add quality to Chelsea, but he is actually the real deal?. Here are the prons and cons:

 

PROS:

PROVEN GOALSCORER WITH PREMIER LEAGUE EXPERIENCE:

One of the fears of buying a player outside the shores of English league is the issue of adaptability. History is filled with well-documented stories of players who made move to England only to struggle to replicate their form or fulfill potentials. The likes of Andriy Shevchenko, Robinho, Matej Kezman, Hernan Crespo, just to mention a few. This could be the reason behind Chelsea’s hesitance to sanction an expensive move for Morata, Auvameyang or Belotti. But with Aguero, we will be getting a proven goalscorer with premier league experience. So, there’s likely going to be no qualms in terms of adaptability to the league.

WEAKENING A RIVAL, STRENGTHENING OUR FORCES:

What better way can we declare our title-defence ambitions other than plucking away one of the best players of a rival club. Chelsea’s signing of Aguero will firmly put us right in contention for top spot and might even tilt the balance of power towards Stamford Bridge after the mind-blowing spending of the Manchester clubs. Signing Aguero might just be the perfect plot to trump Manchester and the Premier league.

 

CONS:

BUYING CITY’S REJECT IS A HISTORY REMINDER:

There’s also the reasoning that the club would just be wrong to sign Aguero for whatever good reasons. I can hear many of you saying one man’s meat is another man’s poison. But let me put it straight: Firstly, for whatever reasons Pep & City don’t need him should be of great concern to Chelsea rather than looking to seal the deal. Is he gradually past his prime or doesn’t just fit Pep’s mould for his dream City team? Whichever is the case, ending up with City’s reject might just be a suicidal. Secondly, at 29, Aguero has no resale value if he fails to deliver at Chelsea and the club decides to move him on. We will only be helping City recoup the money spent on him with a huge profit as his sale won’t be on a cheap. Let’s not forget our history with Fernando Torres £50 million move from Liverpool that is now considered the worst piece of business in the Roman Abramovich era.

 

As the pressure mounts on the club to sign a striker, we must ensure to get the deal right. Let’s look before we leap. #teamtrueblues #cheers!

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OBICHI NWOSU
Nwosu Obichi is an ardent sports lover, analyst and writer with enjoyed numerous views on RSTV SPORTS SHOW and several other platforms. He's a passionate fan of Chelsea Football Club. He's also a human-capita developer, Professional (motivational) Speaker and Author.