‘He’s playing at an easier league’ – Glen Johnson advises Chelsea not to sign this striker

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Chelsea are looking to strengthen a couple of areas in their team this season, but many believe that their primary area of attention should be the attack, where they haven’t really gotten a lot of joy this season.

The Blues have been linked with a handful of strikers over the last few months, including Viktor Gyökeres of Sporting Lisbon.

Gyökeres joined the Portuguese club from Coventry City over the summer, and has done really well for them, picking up 11 goals from 14 top flight games.

With Nicolas Jackson and Armando Broja continuing to misfire for the Blues, a January move for Gyökeres has been reported by some outlets, but former Chelsea rright-back Glen Johnson has now raised questions regarding the suitability of the 25-year-old for his former club.

“I believe that’s a move they should avoid. There are not many players that can be playing in the Championship one season and then play for one of the Premier League’s biggest teams the next,” Johnson told GGRecon while speaking about Gyökeres.

“If he was good enough to, then he should have been scoring 35 goals-a-season in the Championship and showing that he was streets and streets ahead of everybody else and he wasn’t.

“At Sporting Lisbon, he’s playing in an easier league than the Premier League and yes, I realise he’s scoring goals, but I definitely have question marks over him.”