In the current season, the main source of concern for Chelsea has been forward position. However Chelsea have been linked to a few strikers such as the Saint-Étienne ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Atletico Madrid star Ramadel Falcao & the Vitesse sensation Wilfried Bony. So today I’ve got an article about Wilfried Bony being linked to Chelsea.
Vitesse are resigned to losing the 24-year-old, who has drawn comparison with Didier Drogba, this summer but first hope he will guide them to the Champions League. His current deal, signed in a £4million move from Sparta Prague in January 2011, runs until 2015. The Ivory Coast international is top scorer in Holland, with 26 goals in 24 league games.
However, West Ham have been highly linked to Bony and have reportedly placed a £12 million bid for the signature of the hottest young talent in Dutch football this summer. Chelsea are planning to hijack West Ham’s £12million move this summer. The Hammers thought they were close to agreeing a record-breaking deal to nab him in the summer. Co-chairman David Sullivan met one of the player’s agents, London-based Francis Kacou, on Monday.
But, Chelsea see the free-scoring forward as a potential replacement for Fernando Torres and hence made their move later that day. Jose Mourinho, touted to return to Chelsea from Real Madrid in the summer, was at Stamford Bridge that night for the friendly between Brazil and Russia. Also present were Vitesse owner Merab Jordania, who has close links with Roman Abramovich, and Erwin Kasakowski, managing director of the Dutch club.
Chelsea have a working relationship with Vitesse and seven Chelsea youngsters have gone there on loan in the past two seasons. Chelsea are now in pole position to seal a four-year deal for him worth £80,000 a week. Fulham have also been linked to Bony.
Bony told Czech Republic newspaper Pravo: “If they want me, it would be a great honour. I would be glad to go to such a club. I love English football and wouldn’t be afraid to play there. Chelsea are a top club. I know that Chelsea and Arnhem are close and some of the Chelsea lads are here on loan, including Tomas (Kalas). I have discussed it with him many times already.”
Reason why I would pick him over Ramadel Falcao:
1) All big money strikers at Chelsea have been flops such as Hernán Crespo, Andriy Shevchenko and now Fernando Torres.
2) Bony would cost us around £12m and according to various articles which I’ve gone through Athletico want transfer fee as high as £52m, I’ve also read stories about Chelsea ready to offer Thibaut Courtois plus cash for Falcao which would be a waste of a deal.
3) Falcao is 27 and Bony is 24 so Bony could have a longer playing career.
4) Chelsea would have to pay Falcao a wage of £220,000 a week where as, Bony would be paid £80,000 a week. (Wages are according to the various articles and stories I’ve been reading.)
I would love to see Bony joining Chelsea this summer as Chelsea would be saving a hefty transfer fee of they sign him instead of Ramadel Falcao. I saw a few videos in which I really loved the way he played and I feel he would develop a lot more in the Premier League. He could have a lot of goal scoring opportunities Chelsea due to our creative playmakers like Juan Mata and Eden Hazard.
Would Bony be able to break the striker jinx at Chelsea? Leave your thoughts below, I would love to hear from you’ll.