Original title: Rui Sports: Tuchel kept the cloud open to see the new owner Chelsea urgently need to solve the three crises
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel finally met Burleigh for the first time over lunch after the Americans won their bid to buy the club on Friday – with the Blues still having a lot of work to do before the summer months start.
The long-term future of the Premier League club appears to be becoming clearer after Burleigh signed a deal to complete its takeover after months of uncertainty. Chelsea’s current special operating licence from the UK government expires on May 31, but Burleigh’s consortium is expected to complete their £4.25bn takeover by the end of the month.
Confirmation that Burleigh will take over has provided a welcome boost to Tuchel, who has been prevented from addressing some key issues at Stamford Bridge in recent months, which has led to their serious fall behind in their careers and now is the time After solving those problems, the Mirror listed three urgent problems for reference:
Lukaku signed at Stamford Bridge last summer and Chelsea’s goal was to win more trophies, but the £97.5million Belgian striker has proven he can offer more than what he has on the pitch. Helping, it is better to say that it is a hindrance off the field. Yes, although he can score goals, the little monster has indeed become a burden for the Blues.
The ambiguity between him and his predecessor Inter Milan broke the heart of almost every Stamford Bridge fan. Although he found his form again on the pitch and scored frequently, scoring twice against Wolves and sealing the victory against Leeds United, off the pitch, his agent appeared to be attracting new players. Trouble, said to be discussing with the new boss about his future. It all seemed like a never-ending nightmare.
Despite Lukaku’s vocal attempts to distance himself from such trouble, the last thing Tuchel wants is a “trouble” player, especially if you consider that he’s not a Blues stalwart. The German needs to seriously assess whether he still believes that Lukaku is the only solution that can lead the Blues to success on multiple fronts – if not, then he will have to discuss with Burleigh and take Lukaku from a certain rescued from the pain, or solved it.
new central defender
Chelsea’s franchise has barred them from any contract talks, leading them to now face a defensive crisis. Tuchel has confirmed that Rudiger, whose contract has expired, will leave the Blues and join Real Madrid. At the same time, Danish central defender Christensen is also very likely to leave after the end of the season.
This has left Chelsea in desperate need of a centre-back in the summer, and at the moment it is crucial to develop a solution for this. The Blues have struggled with Sevilla’s Conte for almost a year, and they could renew their interest in the player in the coming weeks.
But a lot will depend on Burley’s summer budget for Tuchel, as the Sevilla star is not cheap. And Chelsea will likely need to recruit more than one defender this summer, as Barcelona have also confirmed their interest in Marcos Alonso.
The uncertainty surrounding defenders such as Rudiger has dominated the Stamford Bridge narrative in recent months. But rewarding some homegrown young talent is also clearly a priority for the new Chelsea manager.
Reece James and Mount have been Chelsea’s two most consistent players this season, and there is no doubt that their contracts should be upgraded. The most unbearable thing for the Blues right now is that more first-team stars will leave in the same way as Rudiger.
If it is said that under the new system of newcomers at Stamford Bridge, the story of unlimited money burning will be completely a thing of the past, then they need to pay attention more than ever to their young talents with contracts.
Only then will they have the chance to continue challenging the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool for years to come.
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