Search for new number 9 continues for Chelsea: Atletico Madrid rejects bid for Samu Omorodion

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Chelsea is again on the run to make a fresh new signing and considerably an unknown face. They recently confirmed the signing of Estevao Willian, a 17-year-old prodigy from Brazil. Chelsea has now submitted a new bid to sign Samu Omorodion from Atletico Madrid. This makes them one of the top candidates for looking out for youngsters. Making such transfers will bring the average age of the squad down to the early 20s. This is good in a way, but also concerning considering the lack of experience the squad will have. A considerable restructuring will not be possible in a single day, but Enzo Maresca’s plans seem ambitious. The search for a new number 9 continues, with every deal failing to live up to expectations or the price.

Another day another Chelsea bid: Samu Omorodion closing in

Over the past few years, most of the deals regarding number 9 have failed at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea has yet to witness a worthy striker since Diego Costa left the club. A lack of a proper striker has created a goal drought, and now, with a sloppy defence, Chelsea is in dire circumstances. With Nicolas Jackson failing to deliver in proportion to the chances created, Chelsea are looking into Samu Omorodion. The Spanish player has yet to make an appearance for Atletico Madrid, but he has had good spells in La Liga. Omorodion has displayed serious calibre while playing for Alaves on loan. He also has eight La Liga goals to his name. The 20-year-old has massive potential, but it is too soon to judge. He only had his debut full-fledged season, and that is too soon to receive a bid of 27 million pounds.

Moreover, upon getting rejected, a new, fresh bid has been submitted, which only shows Chelsea’s desperation. The 20-year-old striker is surely overwhelmed with such attention from overseas. Diego Simeone is yet to decide whether he should keep and deploy the beast he signed from Granada or sell him to Morata’s former club, who himself is nearing his twilight years.

Chelsea are looking for strikers in and out while trying not to violate the rules and regulations. Football Insider reported on June 16th that Chelsea were looking for Aston Villa striker John Duran. However, the deal has stalled because Chelsea has prioritised the Samu Omorodion deal. Apparently, the deal does still hold a firm chance of being reignited due to Villa’s requirement to sell players in order to meet PSR criteria. They cannot stack up all the players like they are used to. The Duran deal does still hold reports of being reignited due to Villa’s requirement to sell players in order to meet PSR criteria. According to certain reports, Villa is first planning to materialise the Ian Maatsen deal for 35 million pounds, which they will balance with John Duran offloading. What truly happens is a small saga to witness over the transfer duration. 

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