Glen Johnson names the one position Chelsea need to strengthen in January transfer window
Former Chelsea defender Glen Johnson believes Chelsea's priority in the January transfer window should be to sign another striker.
The West London club thought they had solved their goalscoring problems with the signing of Christopher Nkunku last summer for £52m, but the Frenchman is yet to play for the club after undergoing surgery on a knee injury picked up in preseason and it is still unknown as to when he will be fit to play.
This has led to Chelsea relying on Nicolas Jackson as a goalscoring threat, but there some concerns as to whether he can be a mainstay in the team.
One name which Chelsea have been frequently linked with signing is Napoli star Victor Osimhen, however, Johnson believes that the club should sign a player whose fee would not break the bank instead of pursuing someone as high profile as Osimhen.
“I think Chelsea needs to sign a new striker, but not one that’s going to make them break the bank," Johnson told GGRecon.
"We haven’t seen Nkunku play yet and that’s obviously because he’s had a big injury, so as long as that doesn’t present any repercussions for him, then hopefully he can be the player that they signed him to be.
“You wouldn’t want to go and spend big money on a new striker in January because there’s the chance that Nkunku could come back from injury and into top form. If that happens, you wouldn’t know who to play.
"I think Chelsea should sign an affordable option in case Nkunku isn’t able to hit the heights this season after his injury, but if he can get back to full fitness and firing, then the club already has a top striker on their hands.”
After being thrashed by Newcastle United 4-1 last weekend, Chelsea will aim to bounce back with a win against Brighton and Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge this coming Sunday.