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Alternatives to Haaland?

According to Bild Chelsea have 'NO CHANCE of signing Erling Haaland' so, with that in mind, who are the alternatives we could get? I think part of the reason Haaland is so in-demand right now is that there seems to be a massive dearth of good young strikers on the market.

Most of the best strikers, Aguero, Lewandowski, Ronaldo, Immobile etc... are all over 30 whereas most of the biggest prospects from the past few years; Jovic, Dembele, maybe Werner haven't really developed to the same level.

So who could realistically be our next big striker, ideally one who could finally fill the Drogba/Costa void? Could it be Tammy? For me he is good enough technically but lacks the aggression to be a decisive match-winner (but he is only 23).

Or could it even be Armando Broja? He definitely has a bit about him and, frankly, we'd probably be looking to sign him if we didn't own him already.

Or is there someone else we should be looking at?

comment by Devil (U6522)

posted on 3/3/21

comment by Chelseamf™®© (U1677)
posted 1 hour, 13 minutes ago

Haaland to City looks nailed-on though.

- Replacement for ageing injury prone Aguero.
- Connections father has with the club
- Grow up supporting Man City
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City not on much better terms with Raiola than we are I believe, mainly cos Guardiola can't stand him and vice versa. They also don't have a history of splashing huge sums on one player comparative to the state of the market. They could obviously, but it would be an exception to their rule.

In theory, I could see us trying to bait Raiola into a sort of mega pay off that includes Donnarumma on a free, sort of how we combined Jorginho's transfer fee in with Sarri's compensation, but even if that's taken by Raiola the likelihood of both players wanting to join us (let alone one) is probably slim.

posted on 3/3/21

comment by Chelseamf™®© (U1677)
posted 1 hour, 31 minutes ago
Haaland to City looks nailed-on though.

- Replacement for ageing injury prone Aguero.
- Connections father has with the club
- Grow up supporting Man City

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He supports Leeds, where he was born!

posted on 3/3/21

I would love it if all clubs started boycotting Raiola and all his clients had to divorce him - bloke's a parasite!

As for Haaland, the only place I see him going is the Preying Mantis of a club from Madrid unfortunately.

Not sure why but apparently every player wants to play for them!

posted on 3/3/21

comment by BrummieBlue! (U3487)
posted 5 minutes ago
I would love it if all clubs started boycotting Raiola and all his clients had to divorce him - bloke's a parasite!

As for Haaland, the only place I see him going is the Preying Mantis of a club from Madrid unfortunately.

Not sure why but apparently every player wants to play for them!
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Probably, feels like it would be such a mistake though to go there, especially aged 21.

A lot of people seem to think City but he'd be a pretty big departure from anyone they've had under Pep so far. Not to say they wouldn't adapt their style but I also wouldn't say it's an obvious fit.

comment by Devil (U6522)

posted on 3/3/21

Regarding alternative to Haaland.

An interesting one that does feel Chelsea'ish would be Alexander Isak. The original Scandinavian, 'next Zlatian' prodigy before Haaland who didn't cut it at Dortmund.

There's definite vibes there of our past approaches to the market moving for him in contrast to Haaland, thinking we're playing the system (e.g. we won't go for Fabinho, we'll take the clearly not as talented Bakayoko instead to prove how "smart" we are )

posted on 3/3/21

Martinez from Inter.

comment by Devil (U6522)

posted on 3/3/21

As for Haaland, the only place I see him going is the Preying Mantis of a club from Madrid unfortunately.
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Not being funny but his looks might make that problematic

Mbappe's more their taste. Looks better on a billboard.

posted on 3/3/21

Wouldn’t wipe my ars’e with Bild, they will probably say the opposite next week anyway

posted on 3/3/21

comment by Devil (U6522)

City not on much better terms with Raiola than we are I believe, mainly cos Guardiola can't stand him and vice versa. They also don't have a history of splashing huge sums on one player comparative to the state of the market. They could obviously, but it would be an exception to their rule.
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That’s a personal issue between Pep and Raiola, not a club/board problem.
City signed one of Raiola' clients shortly after the public bust-up, so relations can’t be that bad.

On top of that, City have a track record on business dealing with Raiola in the past (Balotelli springs to mind).
The club can clearly separate their feud when it comes to signings.
Long feud doesn’t extend further than between the two of them.

Halaand’ release clause of €75m (£68m) is in the ballpark that City are willing to do deals at.

comment by NPEEE (U22521)

posted on 4/3/21

Would it be too cheeky to put a bid in for Kane?

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