Big Messi message sent to Chelsea, £300,000-a-week Brazilian up for Grabs for Chelsea, as Tuchel wants Haaland alternative
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi “goes out to assassinate the goalkeepers” when he takes to the pitch, says Willy Caballero.
Regarded as one of the very best players on the planet, and maybe every, Messi has gone on to break all sorts of goal-scoring records over the years, with a remarkable return of 663 efforts for the Blaugrana.
Chelsea keeper Caballero has lined up against and alongside Messi down the years and is well placed to pass judgement on what makes the mercurial 33-year-old so special, he told told 90min: “Facing Messi, I had to suffer.
“He goes out to assassinate the goalkeepers.
“The goalkeepers, the defenders – he’s going to kill [them]. And killing means scoring as many goals as possible.
“He doesn’t care if you know him, if you’re Argentine or if you’re a friend. He’ll talk to you afterwards, greet you and everything else, but in those 90 minutes he’s on a mission to hit you with goals.”
There has been alot of speculation in the media over where Messi will end up in the coming transfer window, but with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all linked with possible moves, could he end up in the Premier League?
It would be amazing to see him in the Premier League even at this stage of his career, but to have an insight into the thinking of Messi is something that we all enjoy, he has been a very special player over the past 10-15 years.
There has been some news in the media which opens the door for Chelsea to make a move to try and secure a transfer deal for Philippe Coutinho in the summer transfer window.
Coutinho was one of the most gifted players in the Premier League with Liverpool and the Reds helped mould the Brazilian into one of the very best players in world football.
That ultimately led to him making that big money move to sign with Barcelona, a move that was supposed to make him an absolute superstar in the game. But for many reasons, he has failed to make the impact that many people had expected.
And that has led to alot of speculation that the Brazilian would be open to the idea of making a move back to the Premier League, where a number of clubs are reportedly eyeing up a possible bargain £35 million deal when the transfer window opens up.
However, According to El Confidencial, the club’s short-term debt stands at €730m and they need to lighten their salary burden before entering the market.
Four names have been identified for potential sales in the upcoming window, with Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho, Samuel Umtiti and Francisco Trincao believed to be on the chopping block.
Coutinho is a man that wants to play on a regular basis and joining a club like Chelsea, it would mean that he would get the game time that he wants.
Chelsea will have to fork out alot of money to try and get a deal done, but damn would he be the ideal signing for Tuchel.
If they can, they should make a move, he would be a brilliant signing for the club.
There has been some stunning reports in the media which have claimed that Chelsea are eyeing up a transfer deal for Romelu Lukaku as an alternative to their top transfer target Erling Haaland.
Despite going unbeaten since taking over the club a few months ago, Thomas Tuchel is a man that knows he needs to improve certain areas of the pitch in the coming transfer window to turn this Chelsea side into Premier League winners.
And with the likes of Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud all failing to impress in front of goal this season, It is pretty clear that the German coach wants to add a premium striker to the attack.
However, The Blues face intense competition for Haaland’s signature this summer, with the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City all linked with a move for the Norweigan.
That has prompted the London club to consider alternatives with Lukaku, who made just 15 appearances in his first spell at the club between 2011 and 2013, high on their wanted list.
Lukaku was never really given a chance to shine at Stamford Bridge, but he has made a very good career for himself away from the club, so even though Chelsea are interested, he would surely not want to go back to a club that failed to keep their promises the first time around.
It will be interesting to see which striker Tuchel gets in the summer window, but we would be very shocked to see him arrive at Chelsea.