Chelsea have further strengthened their attack with the signing of PSV Eindhoven’s Noni Madueke. The English winger will play under Graham Potter after completing a £30m move that sees him swap the Philips Stadion for Stamford Bridge.
The signing comes just days after the London club announced that they had beaten Arsenal to Mykhaylo Mudryk’s signature, with the Ukrainian attracting a staggering £100m transfer fee. Madueke, aged just 20, joins on a seven-and-a-half year contract, with his new club retaining the option to extend the deal by a further year.
Madueke is certainly familiar with English football, having honed his talents at Crystal Palace and Spurs before making the move to the Netherlands in 2018. Since then, the Englishman has scored 21 goals in 77 appearances for PSV – alongside four caps for the England U21 side.
Chelsea’s acquisition of the youngster will surely lead to further criticism of their transfer policy under Todd Boehly. The signings of Joao Felix, David Datro Fofana, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Noni Madueke (and the highly-anticipated arrival of Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig) will see unbelievable competition for the attacking positions – but there are still gaping holes in Chelsea’s side.
The Blues still lack an out-and-out goalscorer, and while the arrival of Benoit Badiashile looks to patch their leaky defence, Graham Potter’s side will struggle to work their way up the table without a clinical finisher.