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So if we've sold him for £34m and to a well established big club does that make him the biggest success of the academy in modern times ? 

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1 hour ago, Mark Kelly said:

So if we've sold him for £34m and to a well established big club does that make him the biggest success of the academy in modern times ? 

Good  point.  You could argue that Ake is the biggest success of the Academy as he is reported to have moved on at an even higher price.  Though caveats are that it wasn't Marina that sold him for that, and he wasn't a young Academy player but bought in from Ajax.  But from Ake's pov it looks pretty good, and it won't put off parents bringing their kids to Cobham.

Or you could argue that Mount with all those Chelsea starts (and Motm wins) has contributed more to the club than Tammy and his cash (though Tammy's performances in 2 years have mostly been v good too).

But yes - the Academy looks very good out of this.

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41 minutes ago, Droy was my hero said:

Good  point.  You could argue that Ake is the biggest success of the Academy as he is reported to have moved on at an even higher price.  Though caveats are that it wasn't Marina that sold him for that, and he wasn't a young Academy player but bought in from Ajax.  But from Ake's pov it looks pretty good, and it won't put off parents bringing their kids to Cobham.

Or you could argue that Mount with all those Chelsea starts (and Motm wins) has contributed more to the club than Tammy and his cash (though Tammy's performances in 2 years have mostly been v good too).

But yes - the Academy looks very good out of this.

Cryptic as usual. Ake came to Chelsea at 15, from Feyenoord. Before that ADO Den Hag. 

We sold him to B’mouth for £20m. Tied third with Guehi. Tomori second at £25m and Abraham first at £34m. 

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30 minutes ago, The_Ghost said:

Cryptic as usual. Ake came to Chelsea at 15, from Feyenoord. Before that ADO Den Hag. 

We sold him to B’mouth for £20m. Tied third with Guehi. Tomori second at £25m and Abraham first at £34m. 

Not at all cryptic.   "From Ake's pov" he is a £40m player so a bigger success (so far) than Abraham.
That is why I said "From Ake's pov".

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Great signing.  The nearest thing to Drogba or Costa, and will give us some power and pace up front, no defenders will relish facing him.

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paulw66   
59 minutes ago, blueandproud said:

Great signing.  The nearest thing to Drogba or Costa, and will give us some power and pace up front, no defenders will relish facing him.

Yes, feels like we have a "proper" striker since summer 2017. That's no disrespect to Tammy, who did a good job when called upon, but Romelu is another level.

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paulw66   
12 hours ago, r.bartlett said:

Must be just me then.

It's the board searching for the next Drogba. 

They should have kept looking. IMHO

 

for whom exactly?

There is a clear dearth of available strikers of the required quality out there 

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kratos   
44 minutes ago, paulw66 said:

for whom exactly?

There is a clear dearth of available strikers of the required quality out there 

Not only that, there's no time to find an up and comer in hope they make a huge impact from nowhere.

TT knows that club want to challenge for top honours and we need goals in tight games which is critical.

Rom could flop for all we know but given his age, experience in England and pedigree he represents the best and obtainable chance of fixing this situation.

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