Alan Hudson insists Frank Lampard should’ve bought Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane whilst he was still in charge of Chelsea, speaking to Caught Offside.
Lampard oversaw plenty of big-name signings last summer.
Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell all arrived at Stamford Bridge for major money, with Thiago Silva also joining on a free.
But there was no movement for Kane, who remains as Spurs’ leading striker.
However, plenty has been made about the England captain’s future and whether he is reaching his optimum potential in North London.
Hudson, a former Chelsea midfielder, believed the Blues should’ve swept up Kane at the beginning of the season.
He said: “Harry Kane would be an asset for any team in the world.
“Although I think he’s carrying a bit of an injury, or he’s a little unhappy at the moment, he is the best Number 9 in the world, and he’s playing in a very negative team.
“If he played at Manchester City, he’d have 100 goals this season. And had he been at Chelsea when Frank Lampard took over, he might have scored the same amount at the Bridge.
“I don’t call it hindsight because there is so much money on Roman’s yacht, but had I been Frank, I’d have thought with such a cheque book, I’d have kept Eden Hazard at all costs, bought Kane and Jack Grealish and just sat on my yacht and not bothered where I ended up.”
Had Chelsea secured Kane, it would go down as one of Premier League’s most substantial transfers.
Crossing the capital divide in itself would raise eyebrows, with very few brave enough to switch allegiances between the fierce rivals.
The cost of such a deal would also earn its fair share of recognition.
According to the Telegraph, Tottenham will be charging £120m for any club wanting to obtain their prized asset.
But perhaps most significantly from a Chelsea standpoint, they’d be gaining a recognised world-class forward with a mesmerising goalscoring record.
This is something the Blues have been lacking, especially under Thomas Tuchel.
Kane would surely sort that issue if he ever decided to swap Tottenham white for Chelsea blue.