Former Manchester United star, Rio Ferdinand has identified Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland as the player Chelsea needs to sign in order to become Premier League and Champions League contenders.
Thomas Tuchel’s side stumbled in the top-four race on Saturday as they played out a 0-0 draw with Leeds United.
Kai Havertz spearheaded Chelsea’s attack and many opportunities in front of goal came begging for a top finisher.
And Ferdinand, a former Red Devils defender, has noted that the Blues are in need of a new No.9 this summer.
And according to him, £90 million-rated Erling is the man for the job.
“If they [Chelsea] want to be Champions League contenders, Premier League contenders, then Giroud, obviously when Frank was here and now under this management it’s the same, he’s been a bit-part player, it’s his age, obviously.
“He’s not a young Giroud, he’s at a different stage of his career. I don’t think he expects to play every game,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport.
‘I think Tammy will be putting himself in there but again he has to get fit and stay fit.
“But I think the levels of this club at the moment, I think they’ll go into the market to buy an out-and-out No.9.
“Haaland is the one who’s on everyone’s lips, he’s the player in form.”