'What are you going to do?': Ian Wright thinks Chelsea's new owners already have a 'massive problem'
Ian Wright has highlighted that Chelsea’s new owners will have a “massive problem” on their hands when they take charge with the handling of Romelu Lukaku.
As the takeover saga continues, it’s been reported that the Blues could end up choosing their next owner by the end of this week.
It should be a hectic start to life at Stamford Bridge for the new ownership.
In particular, Wright thinks there’s a big issue involving Chelsea centre-forward Lukaku.
The striker’s had a difficult individual season since joining from Inter Milan for a huge £97.5million last summer, so plenty of the fanbase are questioning his future. He reportedly would like a return to Inter at the end of the season, too.
“Lukaku – what are you going to do with, you have to say, a problem that Chelsea now have. The amount of money they paid for him, is that going to be some loan somewhere?” Wright said on the Kelly & Wright show.
“If the new owners come in and want to clean house and want to start again, then they are going to have to take that hit. I’m thinking that’s a massive problem at Chelsea right now.”
Financial blow to Chelsea
Surely, it’s going to be a substantial loss on the near-£100million paid for Lukaku if Chelsea do look to sell him in the summer.
It’s going to be a very interesting conversation between manager Thomas Tuchel and the next owners.
For certain, it’s one of the major transfer discussions Tuchel will need to speak about.
In addition, how they go about strengthening the defensive options and signing a string of top-quality centre-backs should be the other priority.
You feel Chelsea would be a million miles off the top two in the Premier League with a prolific goalscorer, which just hasn’t worked out for Lukaku with only five league goals.