With the imminent arrival of Brazilian attacker Willian for a reported £30 million pounds Jose Mourinho will bring his summer spending to over the £50 million mark after the summer signings of Germany's Andre Schurrle and Dutch youngster Marko Van Ginkel. As Spurs fans wet their lips with the thoughts of the Afro wearing samba star pulling the strings at White Hart Lane the news broke late on thursday afternoon that Jose Mourinho's Chelsea were in talks with the Anzhi star.
The news left me with mixed emotions. To snatch him from Spurs grasp does bring a smile to my face as they look to bolster their squad with the imminent departure of Gareth Bale to Carlo's Real Madrid. But the question must be asked can Willian strengthen our squad and is he needed?? My answer to both questions is No. Having watched Willian over the passed 2 years there is no doubting he is a talented player. More talented more effecting than Oscar?Mata?Hazard De Bryune?Schurrle? Not for me.
Willian is most effective in the pocket, a position that we have already over loaded on the training pitches of Cobham. We have seen Jose deploy Oscar in that position in our 1st two outings this season leaving fans favourite Juan Mata pushed onto the right wing as Jose likes his wingers coming inside. Eden Hazard, and Kevin De Bryune also prefer to play as the"10" leaving us with an array on midfield options and an extremely bare looking front line.
With the ongoing attempts to sign Wayne Rooney and talks of bids for the mega rich Samuel Eto'o the club haven't forgot of our desperate need for a striker to help the inexperienced Romelu Lukaku and the out of form Fernando Torres. I certainly hope that we do see a front man coming through the doors of Stamford Bridge but the arrival of Willian certainly does make me wonder how he will bolster our starting 11 but of course Jose knows best.