It’s a no brainer – Paul Merson tells Chelsea to sign this striker

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Chelsea are in need of a striker this summer. A lack of goals have been one of Chelsea’s main problems since last season.

The Blues have let go of Romelu Lukaku who joined for a club record fee of £97.5m from Inter Milan.

Lukaku has returned to Inter Milan, and Chelsea are keen on signing a replacement.

Paul Merson has urged Chelsea to sign up Cristiano Ronaldo, and he claims that the Portuguese legend will work with the two Chelsea wing-backs.

“Chelsea need a centre forward you’ve got two of the best wing-backs in world football, maybe even three now with Cucurella coming in,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“They play so far up the pitch. It’s not like when you’re playing for Manchester United where you’re playing from the halfway line.

“You play at Stamford Bridge and right from kick off, the amount of time the Chelsea wing backs get the ball down the side and you whip that ball in for Ronaldo he hasn’t got to run anywhere he hasn’t got to run from halfway and beat three players.

“Put the ball in the box and you’re talking about one of the best finishers in the world you don’t get 800 goals if you can’t finish.

“He won’t have to do a lot of running and I just think it ticks the box for me and it’s a no-brainer for a year.”