Arsenal legend Alan Smith rates Chelsea’s January moves for Gonzalo Higuain and Christian Pulisic

first_img Comment Arsenal legend Alan Smith rates Chelsea’s January moves for Gonzalo Higuain and Christian Pulisic Advertisement Chelsea signed Christian Pulisic and Gonzalo Higuain in January (Pictures: Getty)Arsenal legend Alan Smith has rated Chelsea’s January deals for Gonzalo Higuain and Christian Pulisic.The Blues signed Argentina striker Higuain on loan from Juventus last week, shortly before allowing Alvaro Morata join Atletico Madrid.Higuain spent the first half of the season at AC Milan, scoring eight goals in 22 appearances for the Italian club.At the start of the month, Chelsea paid almost £60million to sign United Stated international Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityA number of European clubs were interested in securing a deal for Pulisic but Chelsea won the race and he will arrive at Stamford Bridge in the summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementAsked about Chelsea’s business in the January transfer window, former striker Smith told Sky Sports: ‘They have gone to the top end in terms of players and fees in Higuain and Pulisic.‘They did need a striker and they have filled that gap, but Higuain does need to get fitter and acclimatised to this style of football.‘However, there is all sorts going on there, so it is not just a question of putting in a striker and all being well. Maurizio Sarri was keen to bolster his squad last month (Picture: PA) Maurizio Sarri wants answers after Bournemouth thrash ChelseaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:30FullscreenMaurizio Sarri wants answers after Bournemouth thrash Chelsea is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Pulisic is a young player with a lot of potential, although he was not pulling up trees at Dortmund and he lost his place to Jadon Sancho.‘But the deal will give them pace and width next season and they have lightened the wage bill.‘And they needed a striker and given there were not many out there with that sort of pedigree, they have done well.’Chelsea, who suffered a shock 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Wednesday, face Huddersfield Town on Saturday.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Feb 2019 8:35 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShareslast_img

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