He’d be a more terrible signing than Lukaku – Chelsea legend warns club

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Chelsea had been linked with a move for Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo, following the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan.

Thomas Tuchel has come out to confirm that the club won’t be signing the 37-year-old striker this summer.

Chelsea need a proven goalscorer ahead of the new season, and former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin, has warned the club not to be tempted into signing Ronaldo.

According to Nevin, Ronaldo will flop more than Lukaku at Chelsea.

“I think Ronaldo would be even more of a poor fit than Lukaku was for Chelsea,” Nevin told BonusCodeBets.

“When Lukaku signed last season, people thought he would be the missing link but I thought by signing him, Thomas Tuchel was throwing his style of play out the window, if indeed it was Thomas who signed him! It didn’t make sense to me.

“While Ronaldo scores a lot of goals, off the ball you are almost playing with ten men which you cannot do in the Premier League and be competitive.

“Some Chelsea fans may love it, but there have been some cases over the years around Chelsea which have made them look like a circus.

“If they are trying to catch Man City, they can’t be a circus.

“If he is going to join, he has to be told he won’t play every game and may only play a 45 minutes but he has to work for the team.

“If he does, he could then be a brilliant signing for Chelsea.”