Wednesday, 27 July 2011

We don't need big signings!

We have agreed terms for the signing of Oriol Romeu and we have already signed Thibaut Courtois who is on the verge of moving to At. Madrid. However, with rumors of another bid for Modric and the completion of a transfer for Javier Pastore I realized that we don't need more big name signings.

I watched the game against Thailand in the stadium and Josh McEachran was fantastic and looks like a player who could seriously contend for Mikel's position in the squad. I watched as AVB welcomed McEachran back to the bench and he looked a pleased man. McEachran has a deadly eye for a pass which we witnessed as he thread through a pass for Ivanovic which completely fooled the Thai All Stars defense as they expected the ball to go through to Torres.

Another player who has looked good has been Yossi Benayoun. The man who missed a large part of last season due to injury still has his pace and quick feet. He definitely will contend and be a key player this season coming off the bench to quickly influence games.

Ryan Bertrand and Patrick Van Aanholt will remain at the club to contend for the left-back position and both look promising in playing as a wing-back and acting like another winger for the team.

In the attack, Daniel Sturridge has confirmed his desire to remain at the club and compete for a position in the team. His brilliant loan spell at Bolton will have caught the attention of Andres Villas Boas. Contrary to rumors of Sturridge being included in a deal to sign Luka Modric.

Tomas Kalas and Nathaniel Chalobah had also been brought on the tour by AVB to show his desire to encourage young talent at the club. Personally, I believe that Kalas and Chalobah will try to contend for games in the League Cup.

Overall, Modric and Pastore might fit as long term replacements for Lampard but I refuse to succumb to the fact that this summer we need to sign top players.