Paul Merson urges Lampard to sign this top striker in January. Good or bad move?

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To be fair to youngster Tammy Abraham, the 22-year-old striker has impressed at Chelsea this season, and 13 league goals already is a very decent achievement in the Premier League at this stage of the season.

However, the weight on the young striker seems much, and Tammy at times this season has needed help – the one which hasn’t really been provided by the other Chelsea strikers.

Chelsea have been linked with PSG striker Edinson Cavani, and Frank Lampard spoke favourably of the 32-year-old Uruguayan in his press conference.

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Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has now urged Lampard to go on and sign the Uruguay star this January transfer window.

“The main priority now is to get into the top four,” he told Sky Sports.

“At the start when Frank first took over with the young kids, it was just a transition year with young players. And it was sort of a free swing.

“But now they are in the top four and a good position – they have struggled in the games they have lost – to Newcastle, West Ham, Southampton, Bournemouth and they have not really looked like scoring in those games.

“So going forward a centre forward – they are talking about Cavani and when a player of that class and they do not come up that often, especially in January, for me I think it is an absolute must.

“And if you can get a Cavani in to teach Tammy Abraham – someone big and strong who holds the ball up, put the ball in the box and he will put his head in there. And I just think it is a no brainer.”

Cavani has been a top forward in the past decade and has scored a total of 351 goals in 577 club games.

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