The 2014/2015 football season has been an interesting one, and with the season coming to an end, rumors will start to spread. Chelsea particularly has had an impressive season, with just one disappointment, in the Champions League. After falling short against PSG in the round of 16, there was an obvious hole in Chelsea’s squad. The team looked fatigued and missed Nemanja Matic greatly. Diego Costa looked tired, because he was not able to have a game of rest due to the injuries and drop in form of Didier Drogba and Loïc Rémy.
Mourinho will have to add a handful of players to his team this summer, most notably an extra striker. Chelsea has been linked to a number of front men, including Paulo Dybala, Charlie Austin, Danny Ings and now Christian Benteke. The Belgian striker has proven his quality after returning from his injury, scoring goals for Aston Villa. He would be a great signing for Chelsea, and would be a fit option behind Diego Costa.
Benteke’s long time teammate, Leandro Bacuna recently commented on a possible transfer for Benteke…
“I live about one minute from (Benteke) and go around his place, we talk about his future a little bit, but we don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s going to be hard to hang onto him.”
Benteke is the same type of player as Costa, very physical up top with a clinical finish around and inside the box. He has scored twelve goals, and assisted two so far in the Premier League season. He could be signed for the meager fee of just £15million, and it would be worth every pound. He is more prolific than current backup striker Loïc Remy, who has only scored five goals this season. And Benteke does not have a history of injury problems.
If Chelsea could bring Benteke in, Chelsea fans should be very excited. He wouldn’t be a Chelsea player for very long, because when Dom Solanke and Patrick Bamford are ready for first team football, Benteke will most likely be sold. It will be interesting to see where Benteke plays next season, and it would be nice to see him at Stamford Bridge.