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Will Chelsea eventually pull out the ‘last resort’?

Will Chelsea eventually pull out the ‘last resort’ Saudi Arabia reverse import card? With Chelsea suffering from a striker famine, the question is how they will get out of the crisis. However, Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly taking a rather passive stance.

The Telegraph, a British newspaper, reported on Friday that “Pochettino has little time to rest during the break. He could potentially look for a striker in the Saudi Arabian Premier League. Firmino (Al Ahli) and Karim Benzema (Al Ittihad) are options.

Saudi Arabia’s professional clubs are heavily supported by the sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF). 바카라사이트 They have been aggressively pursuing European superstars for 2023. With oil money at their disposal, they offered transfer fees and salaries well above market rates. Starting with Cristiano Ronaldo (Al-Nasr), Firmino, Benzema, N’Golo Kante (Al-Ittihad), Neymar (Al-Hilal), Jordan Henderson (Al-Ittifaq), and other big names moved to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi professional leagues tend to buy players from Europe.

It is extremely rare for a big European club to bring in a player from the Saudi league. Chelsea, with their backs against the wall, were forced to make this ‘reverse import’.

“Chelsea are without Christopher Nkunku due to injury and Nicholas Jackson for the Africa Cup of Nations,” said The Sun. The team’s top scorer is Cole Palmer with nine goals,” pointing to the need for a striker.

The Telegraph reports that ‘Chelsea are not willing to spend £120m on Victor Osimhen (Napoli) in the January transfer window. Ivan Toney is unlikely to leave Brentford. “We don’t have a lot of options,” he said, noting that there are too many variables when it comes to bringing in a player from the Portuguese or Dutch leagues.

Instead, the proven strikers are in Saudi Arabia. Benzema and Firmino are both excellent goalies who spent their prime at Real Madrid and Liverpool respectively. “Chelsea should consider short-term loan options such as Firmino or Benzema,” the Telegraph advised.

However, Pochettino did not make a strong case for a striker.

“To be honest, I don’t want the phone to ring, that’s much better for me,” Pochettino said. Of course, I’m on call 24 hours a day in case the manager or the chairman calls,” he said, adding that he was afraid of making big changes.

Chelsea defeated Fulham 1-0 in the 21st round of the Premier League on Nov. 13. The Blues have rebounded with three straight league wins. 토토사이트 추천 With nine wins, four draws, and eight losses, they are ninth with 31 points. Only three points separate them from sixth place (West Ham) with European qualification on the line. They have a break until the Carabao Cup semifinal against Middlesbrough on April 24.

Pochettino said: “I have to go to Spain to see my family. It will be good to have a little change. It’s a very busy time and the players and staff need a break. This break will be very useful,” he said.

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