Former Aston Villa forward Gabby Agbonlahor has told talkSPORT that Chelsea should abandon their pursuit of Everton attacker Anthony Gordon to sign the next Didier Drogba. The Blues are heavily linked with a move for Gordon, with the English youngster reportedly telling Everton he wants the move.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are prepared to offer £50 million plus add-ons for the Everton forward, who managed four goals and three assists in 40 appearances last season. However, Agbonlahor believes Chelsea are making a mistake in targeting Gordon and should look to find the next Drogba instead. He said:
“[The Gordon deal] just doesn’t make sense. Everyone’s shocked, you look at social media and you usually get a feel for it. £60m is quite a lot, I’ve watched him quite a lot. He’s a young lad, he’s played for the under-21s, he’s going to keep improving. It just seems very strange from Chelsea.”
Agbonlahor has also commented on the Blues’ pursuit of Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Reports claim that the west London club will seal a deal for the Gabonese striker this coming week:
“Surely that £60m could go out, I don’t know what strikers are available, but go out and get that top No 9 that they need. Aubameyang’s a good player but he wasn’t at his best form at Arsenal, Barcelona are going to let him go.”
The former Villa striker believes Tuchel’s side need to look at finding the next Drogba or Diego Costa:
“They need a Diego Costa, a Drogba, Chelsea. I feel like that’s what they’re missing. I look at Sterling and Havertz, they need someone to play off.”