The title defenders are going through an awful phase as their problems seem to not meet an end. The shambolic performance from the club has led to disastrous results for the Blues as the club stands 15th on the Premier League table. Poor management, below par performances, lethargic attitude, injuries are all to be blamed for their situation.
However, it’s true to state that injuries have majorly made things worse for the club. The last thing they would want is yet another injury being added. But, as news has it, Chelsea is chasing Frank Ribery, the most injury prone player in Europe.
Roman Abramovich has ordered the club’s new chief executive Ron Gourlay to target Ribery for the January transfer window. Sealing the deal for the Bavarian has become a top priority of Roman, claim reports. Ribery is ageing, he’s currently 32 and has always been a victim of injuries. He missed last year’s World Cup since he was injured.
Buying Ribery won’t be the right decision for the Chelsea squad, as the team already has enough of players on the injury list and bringing in Ribery would only make an addition to it. It is risky signing a player who is often hit by injuries, especially when your team is already drowning in the league.
Abramovich is very adamant on signing the Frenchman and says a deal is possible in January or in the summer at the latest. The boss is ready to offer a £45 million deal for the winger, but the German club demands a whooping £60 million for their star player.
Well, there’s no doubt about Ribery’s talent and potential, he’s been top class and well experienced, but buying him would be foolish since he’d often be on the bench than be on the ground changing results for the squad.
The move from Abramovich looks a panic move as the boss wants to fix things at the earliest and believes signing Ribery would help, but sadly it won’t.