CSKA Moskva forward Alexander Golovin has taken his debut world cup game by storm and as a result Juventus and Chelsea are preparing to lure Arsenal’s summer target. Against Saudi Arabia in the World Cup at Russia, Golovin put up a man of the match display by registering two important assists and also curled a beautiful game at the last minute to help the host cruise through Saudi Arabia by a massive 5-0 scoreline.
Golovin’s attacking mindset in the opposition half by putting in superb crosses and making startling runs was notable. He gave the Saudis horrific time to defend him by his pace and accuracy.
Such phenomenal display on a stage like this will certainly pull off customers in the summer, the likes of Juventus and Chelsea already in the race to grab him beneath the nose of Arsenal, believed to be in the lead for his signature.
The Russian comes as a surprise in the wish list for the Turin giants. The sixth consecutive times Serie A winners already preserves talent like Juan Cuadrado, Miralem Pjanic and Paulo Dybala. Attention to Golovin is therefore look like a bargain for Massimiliano Allegro seems to change his way of thinking in the next season.
In the quest for Scudetto once again, the black and white shirts lost some flares resulting in some criticism when Napoli seem to have topple their reign. Dybala’s brilliance was in touch and therefore the reign continued.
So, Juventus can’t risk their domestic title like this in the new season. Golovin’s includation may improve the composition in the attacking third but it is doubted that whether he will be a candidate to start every game for the Turin giants.
Moreover, Golovin will also face challenges in free taking responsibility because it will fall primarily to Federico Bernadeschi once he recover from his injury. The former Fiorentina man scored some stunner from his left boot through set plays and Golovin may find no luck in it too.
English giants Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge may turn to be the suitable place for him. And also Chelsea have their own issues on the forward line.
Antonio Conte’s blues had a season to forget after they missed out on Champions league football and went down to disappointing losses. Chelsea without their talisman Hazard in form in certain games looked bleak and penetrable even fighting with lower league sides.
In that case, Golovin’s arrival may turn out to be the crucial one for them. His speed and energy will ease up much off the pressure on strikers.
Whatever the circumstance may be, it is seeming like the Gunners will miss out on their summer target because of greater budgetary power of other clubs.
Frenchman Unai Emery is now in charge to put up a revival at the club helping. Linked with defensive targets, Emery is also considering options at the front. With forwards like Lacazette, Ozil,Ramsey and Aubameyang in the squad Emery needs just a winger like the Russian to make games for him.
The deal is now in a tug of war with Golovin’s opening show at the World Cup the topic of conversation. Any more displays like this will raise the price tags and hence the top money maker would wish to seize before others make use of the chance.