Before the transfer season closes, Paul Merson thinks Chelsea should try to buy Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo
The Champions League is Ronaldo’s primary goal in leaving Old Trafford this summer, at the age of 37. Earlier this summer, Chelsea showed interest in Ronaldo, but they never took any concrete action. Paul Merson, a former player for Arsenal, is encouraging Chelsea to change its mind.
Chelsea dominated the game against Tottenham on Sunday and played excellently. However, they lost three points because they lacked a striker or goalscorer.
“Hugo Lloris, the Spurs’ goalie, only made one save despite their dominance. That should tell you everything. It amazes me that they did not purchase Cristiano Ronaldo. What Chelsea lacks is that.”
“The difference between playing for Chelsea and Manchester United, who solely operate from midfield, is clear. Games are being dominated by Chelsea. Chelsea has great fullbacks who control games. I’m terrified to imagine how many goals Ronaldo can score if they put the ball in his box.”
Ronaldo is the all-time leading scorer with 450 goals for Real Madrid in just 438 games. With 117 goals for Portugal, he already holds the record for most goals scored in men’s national football history. He only needs two more goals to hit the 700-goal milestone at the club level.
Ronaldo has grown frustrated and desperate as a result of Man United’s poor start to the new Premier League season, which includes two losses. Ronaldo believes that MU currently lacks ambition for this season.
Chelsea is presently trying to add a striker after allowing Timo Werner to return to RB Leipzig and allowing Lukaku to sign a loan with Inter Milan. The only attacking alternatives Tuchel is using right now are Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz, but both have performed poorly, and the Blues’ roster currently lacks any true strikers. Aubameyang has recently been mentioned, although neither team has yet to reach a deal.
After speaking with the Portuguese player’s agent Jorge Mendes, Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly discussed bringing the talent to Stamford Bridge. However, following deliberations, it was decided not to pursue Ronaldo.
This denial is being made because head coach Thomas Tuchel prefers to concentrate on team play rather than individual play and thinks Raheem Sterling would be a much better fit.
Merson remarked, “Chelsea are stupid not to get Ronaldo, he is what Chelsea are missing,” in an interview with Sky Sports.
The Blues have strong full-backs, they make breakthroughs, and if they send the ball in the box for Ronaldo, it will undoubtedly result in a goal. Therefore, playing for Chelsea is not the same as playing for Manchester United.