Late Motion is expected in Stamford Bridge, but Pat Nevin has Cautioned those at Stamford Bridge against panic buys before the deadline passes. AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek is a fantastic match for Chelsea, says Pat Nevin, but the Blues are cautioned against getting caught up in the”insanity” of”Black Friday sales” on transfer deadline day.
Those at Stamford Bridge have been freed to invest again after viewing an embargo lifted, but Frank Lampard has faced frustration in attempts to have bargains over the line.
There’s still time for additions to be made, with another frontman thought of as a top priority, but Nevin has advocated Chelsea to tread carefully in what is a notoriously tough marketplace.
The former Blues star told the club’s official site: “The final day of this window has much in common with all those Black Friday sales. The minute you get back into the home having half drained your bank account, you realise that alternative buys you panic-bought were nothing like the only thing you had your heart set on initially.
“This is the reason why it is important to get a clear mind and not get caught up in the madness this week. Have a plan and stick with it if you can.”
Nevin added: “Another threat of panic buying is that everything has not been considered, like the participant’s attitude, his fitness and the probability of him fitting in with the group.
“If you buy a player who’s on a significant wage, maybe even larger than your existing players, it can lead to discontentment.
“So, you will find unexpected effects of unwise January purchases and the clubs will need to be careful of these. Fortunately, Chelsea are not in a poor position compared with other people in this respect.
“There’s a desire to improve the squad, there is and always should be, but it is not just a desperate situation. The market knows this and as such we should have the ability to generate a bargain or two if we need to, that’s still good value.
“There have been lots of reports from the ether regarding Chelsea, from [Wilfried] Zaha in Palace to Piatek in Milan and who understands how serious or informed at least one of these stories are.
“Most of the names mentioned are remarkable and clearly well-researched from the club people.
“Piatek could have been among my initial options per year ago, so I think they’re ‘around’ the available players on the marketplace that Frank Lampard was interested in.”
Chelsea have been linked with numerous recognized frontmen, such as Paris Saint-Germain celebrity Edinson Cavani and Lyon ace Moussa Dembele, but it remains to be seen whether Lampard can find any bargains over the line prior to the January sales come to a close.