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#5 Sheth on Chelsea
Sky pundit Dharmesh Sheth has spoken of Higuain’s reported transfer to Chelsea. The Blues, according to Sarri himself, are close to bringing Higuain on loan and Sheth believes that it is a deal that pleases all parties.
For starters, Sarri gets the player he always wanted and Chelsea won’t really have to commit to him in the long term, which means they don’t have to spend much over him either.
"Higuain, we know from the start, has been Sarri's choice and this deal, if you look at the logistics of it, it effectively works for everyone," he said.
"Sarri gets his man, Chelsea aren't committed to a long-term deal for big money so are minimising risk but that aside, the Higuain deal is something that Sarri has wanted for a long time.
"Despite the reservations from Granovskaia, I think it's a win-win for everyone there.”
He also revealed that Higuain will come with the option to extend his deal for another 12 months should the Blues want to do it. Sheth further added that the Londoners are still searching the market for a long-term solution for their striker conundrum and would “definitely” try to get someone in the summer.
"At the end of the season, if he performs terrifically well, it's just an option to extend the loan for another 12 months.
"So whatever loan fees are involved as opposed to paying a permanent transfer fee for him.
"You can be sure that Chelsea are scouring the market right now for a long-term solution for their striker issues. Perhaps not this month but definitely for the summer, that's for sure."