‘Monster’ who almost went to Chelsea… Lampard “Requested to sign Holland, but the board rejected it”
The Manchester City monster almost joined Chelsea.
The British media’The Sun’ said on the 21st (Korean time), “Director Frank Lampard requested the recruitment of Elling Holland (22, Man City) during his first year at Chelsea.”
Lampard, who was a Chelsea legend as a player, took the helm of his former team in 2019. According to the media, coach Lampard met Haaland in a friendly match that summer. At the time, Chelsea faced Haaland’s home team, Salzburg (Austria).
Coach Lampard, who noticed Haaland, asked the board to recruit him. However, he is said to have shown a lukewarm response. In the end, Lampard’s request was not accepted, and he was sacked in January 2021.
Lampard took over as interim manager in April, succeeding Graham Porter. He was chosen as a ‘firefighter’ to save Chelsea from sluggishness. His contract expires after this season.토토사이트
In the meantime, Haaland has been reborn as the best striker in the world. He moved to Dortmund in 2020 and scored 86 goals in 89 matches. He joined Manchester City ahead of this season. He scored 52 goals in 49 appearances in all competitions. He currently leads the league with 36 goals, equaling Chelsea’s total league goals.
Chelsea will go on an expedition to Man City in the 37th round of the English Premier League in the 2022-23 season on the 22nd. Arsenal, who placed second, lost 0-1 to Nottingham earlier, and Man City confirmed the title. Chelsea could be a bridesmaid at the championship celebration. Man City is currently on an 11-game winning streak in the league, but Chelsea have won 1, drawn 1 and lost 6 since Lampard took over.