Ancelotti targets Juventus target man.
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti weighs up Vincenzo Iaquinta move
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is considering moving for Juventus and Italy forward Vincenzo Iaquinta in the January transfer window.
The forward is currently sidelined with an injury but Chelsea will keep tabs on his progress through the month and would be prepared to sign him as long as the signs of recovery are positive.
According to a report in the Times Iaquinta would be available for in the region of £8m due to an abundance of attacking talent at the club.
The striker has only featured in six matches for Juventus this season, a reflection of the fact he has been carrying an injury since October.
A tall, imposing, physical player, Iaquinta would appear well suited to the Premier League.
Ancelotti values his versatility and pace and his ability to occupy a forward position across the line as he seeks to add options to his attack. (Telegraph)
Is Vincenzo Iaquinta good enough for Chelsea? The 30 year old does indeed cut a imposing figure but is the idea of bringing in the Juventus man really make any sense? Given that Stamford Bridge’s top marksman, Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka (when not played out wide), are both the wrong side of 30 surely the idea should be to invest in a younger frontman much as they sensibly did when they brought in Daniel Sturridge?
Whenever I have seen Italian international Iaquinta in action he has looked cumbersome and whilst he does appear to have no trouble finding the net in Serie A I fear he would flop in the Premier League. Also I do not see how the former Udinese man could play alongside any of the current frontmen at Chelsea as he tends to work best alongside a fox in the box style striker such as Alessandro Del Piero.
I think Carlo Ancelotti would do well to look elsewhere to boost his striking options.