Chelsea legend, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has urged Antonio Conte to bring in one more striker before the transfer window shuts in a few days time.
Hasselbaink, who scored 70 goals for Chelsea in four years at the club, feels that the absence of Costa may be a huge void to fill for Morata. In spite of being a fan of the Spaniard, Hasselbaink feels that Costa’s physicality and power will be replicated by someone else.
“They still need reinforcements in a few areas,” Hasselbaink told Sky Sports when asked about his former side and the summer transfer window.
“You can’t replace [Diego] Costa, they have Morata but I do feel they need one more.”
“Morata will be a brilliant signing – he’s played for big clubs before like Juventus and Real Madrid, so he knows what’s expected of him and how to handle the pressure.”
“His movement is magnificent and I am sure he will score goals for Chelsea.”
“But you cannot forget how Costa used to play, making trouble with defenders and unsettling them. When he was facing the goal he was one of the very best.”
“Diego was magnificent for Chelsea, you see how he leads the line, his presence. He just fights. That has helped Chelsea,” the 45-year-old added.
“On the other hand we know for a manager he can be a difficult character that you have to manage. Conte sees the future of Chelsea without Costa and that is his prerogative.”
With Costa on the way out, Conte will need to find a suitable player to replace him. But with just a few days until the transfer window shuts, he will need to move fast.