Chelsea must bring in a goalscorer alongside Raheem Sterling this summer, according to former Blues striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
The Blues are set to sign Sterling from Manchester City in a deal worth £45million after the club agreed personal terms with the player.
Sterling will become Chelsea’s top earner ahead of N’Golo Kante with his £300,000-a-week deal.
The former Liverpool winger brings a wealth of experience having helped fire City to four league titles.
Sterling also boasts a stellar goalscoring record, scoring 109 goals in 320 appearances in the Premier League.
However, Thomas Tuchel is still short of options up front following Romelu Lukaku’s loan move back to Inter Milan.
Kai Havertz operated as a false nine plenty of times last season and found the back of the net 14 times across all competitions.
Although Hasselbaink insists Sterling is a ‘great signing’ the ex-Blues star believes his former club require a player who can score in excess of 20 goals a season in their squad.
‘They need a goalscorer. Sterling’s a great player, a very good player but he’s not an out-and-out No.9,’ Hasselbaink told Sky Sports.
‘So I think if you’re going to get Sterling you still need a goalscorer with him.
‘We all know about Sterling and what he can do, how good he is, how quick he is and how determined he is, so great signing.
‘But I still think they need a 20+ goalscorer in their squad.’
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