As the season draws closer we are going to be looking at every Premier League team and what they need to do to their squad before the window closes. This will include ins and outs and will not necessarily correspond to what media reports are speculating the club will do. We want to give our individual writers opinion on what needs to be done and we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section.
1 – Alvaro Morata
With Chelsea reportedly eyeing a £70million move for Romelu Lukaku, my opinion is that they would be better spending less money, probably around £50million, on Morata. Despite previous reports indicating the player was set to stay at Real Madrid, more recent reports show the player could be tempted by a move. He told reporters: “I do not want to die on the bench”. The 23-year-old must be aware that Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale are going to be in front of him in the pecking order and surely if Chelsea and Real Madrid were to agree a fee, the player would consider a move to London. I think his attributes would be well suited to the Premier League and his style of play would work well alongside new-boy Batshuayi. Although Morata has never managed to be prolific at club level, he is only 23 and showed his talent at the European Championships this summer where he scored 3 goals for an uninspiring Spain team. He has all the ingredients to develop into a top striker and although Lukaku scores more goals, he’s already tried and failed at Chelsea and for me, his first touch is a huge concern – especially when he will cost in excess of £65million! Use the page numbers below to see the rest of the article.