Chelsea have been linked with several forwards this month, and one of those is Edinson Cavani. The Sun has previously reported that the Blues would have to fight for his signature. In his press conference, Frank Lampard gave an update on the Uruguayan striker.
Speculation on the club’s striker situation has intensified in the past couple of days after another disappointing defeat against Newcastle. Lampard suggested that he wants some attacking reinforcements but insisted that he would not make any panicked decisions.
Speaking before tomorrow’s game against Arsenal on the club website, the Blues boss was asked about Cavani: ”Cavani is a great player. I played against him and always loved his mentality and attitude, and obviously his goalscoring record speaks for itself. I’m not aware of his situation so we’ll see.
”He’s an experienced player but so are many other players out there. We are young as a squad and we know about the transition so the idea of bringing in experience is something I’m certainly not looking absolutely away from because sometimes the younger players need a bit of help and that may help us.”
Lampard made it pretty clear that he rates Cavani and would like to have him in the squad. His situation in PSG is not good. The 32-year-old is not getting the opportunities he deserves and has started just four league games this season. A player of his ability, with the goalscoring record he boasts, does not deserve to be sat on the bench.
Although there is a chance a similar thing will happen at Stamford Bridge, Cavani may see it as a new challenge before his career comes to an end. His ability in front of goal is undeniable and he would certainly strengthen Chelsea’s goalscoring options. If a move is possible, Lampard should seriously consider it.