Young Belgian stars Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne are already on the books at Chelsea but could we add yet another Belgian to the squad by signing Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini?
John Cross at the Mirror seems to think we’re interested in Fellaini and will be willing to splash out around £20m on the 24-year-old in order to convince the Toffees to part with him, which they will likely accept as they are in need of the cash.
He’s been a good addition to the playing squad at Goodison since arriving from Standard Liege in 2008 and it’s believed that we want to sign him to be our new midfield enforcer, but do we really need to spend that sort of cash on a player like Fellaini?
If someone like Fellaini was to arrive then I’m guessing one of our existing midfielders will be sold to make way, most likely Michael Essien, who can’t quite seem to get over the injury problems that have effectively ruined the best part of his time at the club. But with Frank Lampard, John Obi Mikel, Raul Meireles and Oriol Romeu, do we need another midfielder? Also, I don’t believe Fellaini is a much better player than Mikel, who is highly underrated in my view and showed his class in the latter round of the Champions League last season in particular.
It’s not the first time we have been linked with the player so there could be something in these rumours, but then again, it could just be lazy journalism and personally I hope it’s the latter as I’m not a fan.
What are your opinions on this rumour?