Why Chelsea should forget about signing Modric
Chelsea will be in the race to win the Premier League this season whether they sign Luka Modric or not. I like Modric. He would strengthen any team he’s a part of, including Chelsea. But Chelsea is good enough right now without him. “Good enough?” some might say, don’t you want to be better than good enough? Not when acquiring him might cost some £30 million or more. It’s just not worth it. Save the money and reassess in January. There might be a more pressing personnel need at the season’s mid-point.
Chelsea currently has multiple midfield options. I understand the risk involved in whether or not Michael Essien will be able to get back to his former playing self at all, let alone be back before this season’s over. But Chelsea has more than enough to get by at midfield this season. In fact, they’ll have at least a couple of very talented midfielders on the bench every week. They don’t need to further complicate the rotation with Modric (at least not at the price Tottenham wants).
Teams need time to develop chemistry. Chelsea just returned from a long Asian chemistry-building trip. If the Aston Villa game is any indication, Chelsea is really starting to solidify. Trying to suddenly incorporate a new star in an already crowded lineup just a few days before the season begins isn’t ideal. Not impossible, just not ideal. Just ask Fernando Torres.
What do you think – should Chelsea continue pursuing Modric?