Chelsea Transfer News: Jose Mourinho Right to Wait Until the Summer for Striker

Michael WadeAnalyst IIIJanuary 27, 2014

Jose Mourinho has been frustrated with his strikers this season.
Jose Mourinho has been frustrated with his strikers this season.Michael Regan/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has said Chelsea are likely to have concluded their business in the January transfer window after signing Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah.

A report by Dan Lucas in the Observer quotes Mourinho as saying:

Hopefully, we are done. We are not bringing in a striker in this window.

We would only have done Nemanja this window if we hadn't lost a player [Mata], but we are trying to keep the level and improve, to improve the team, to improve the squad, to change the style of play, and we're still trying to get results and still trying to win matches. We need that mixture of young players growing up and experienced players giving stability to the team.

Chelsea have been heavily linked with signing a new striker in this month following the failure of Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Torres or Demba Ba to establish themselves as the primary attacker in Mourinho's squad.

The trio have struggled to find consistent form this season and have all enjoyed spells in and out of the team. Per BBC Sport, they have scored 18 goals between them in all competitions this season.

However, Mourinho does not consider the situation as pressing and appears content to wait until the summer in order to capture the player of his choice.

Per Simon Johnson in the Evening Standard, names such as Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao and Diego Costa are wanted by the Blues, but they will be far easier to attain in the summer than mid-season.

Mourinho is determined to build a team capable of staying together and challenging for honours over the long-term.

The Portuguese manager is correct to not be in a hurry to add a striker to his squad, with so many players already scoring to help the side into a strong position this season.

They are contenders in the race for the Premier League title and remain in the Champions League and FA Cup.

David Anderson of the Mirror disagrees and thinks they should have moved to add a player already, saying: "Just imagine how many points clear they might be if they had a Suarez, an Aguero, a Rooney or a Van Persie."

And, if they are able to find a figurehead for the team who can come close to replicating the job Didier Drogba did for the club over so many years then they must make take their time and make the correct decision, rather than signing another Torres or Ba who doesn't work out.