The Lowdown: Blues considering approach
The Mirror have claimed that the Blues are considering making an approach for the striker after initially being linked with him over the summer, and it’s believed that he wants to join a team that competes in the Champions League.
The Latest: Jacobs’ comments
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jacobs revealed that Potter wouldn’t be keen on having someone like Ronaldo behind-the-scenes. He said:
“As a young manager already making the step up to Chelsea, my understanding is that he’s not particularly enamoured by the idea of having a character like Cristiano Ronaldo in his dressing room, and certainly not without a kind of clear out first.
“Otherwise, there’s naturally a scenario where Ronaldo could come in, Aubameyang is already there and not getting as much game time as he would like, Armando Broja has been given guarantees that he’s going to get game time, Kai Havertz expects to be in the starting line-up for big games, Raheem Sterling’s being sort of migrated to left wing-back but would obviously prefer and is more comfortable being part of a front-line.
“So, the concern from Potter’s perspective is what will Ronaldo do to the dynamic.”
The Verdict: Correct decision
Ronaldo is undoubtedly a world-class player having made an astonishing 924 goal contributions in 949 appearances throughout this career, but avoiding a deal would be for the best.
Over this past week, the World Cup forward has shown how he can react to off-field events, and if this is how he’ll respond every time things aren’t going his way, it’s no surprise to learn that Potter doesn’t want him in the dressing room.
Chelsea reportedly have an agreement in place to sign RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku, and he appears to be a much better option than the Portuguese.
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