We notice that with Fernando Torres now at Chelsea, Ivory Coast International Solomon Kalou has dropped further down the pecking order at Chelsea.
Jose Enrique challenging Kalou in game on Tyneside
And we wonder if Kalou may become available in the summer, since he is reported today, to want to consider his future at that time.
This is what Solomon said today:
“It’s been difficult watching from the sidelines these past few weeks,” “If an opportunity doesn’t come, that’s when you sit down at the end of the season and think about it.”“Every game it’s possible to make the right decision and it has to be something you’re doing for the good of your own career.”
“You don’t make any decisions by rushing them.”” “They are all top strikers. But I have to say that if you take the statistics I’m not far from them.” “I can reach their level, so I have to keep working hard and that’s the only way I will get into the team.”
“The manager knows I can bring something to the team as well. Right now he’s making the choice of Torres and Anelka. It’s working well and we’re winning games. So I have to wait.” “Torres is a top striker and has changed teams in the middle of the season before, which is never easy. I think he is going to need time to adapt.”
It may be difficult for Newcastle to attract the striker, but it may help that we have fellow Ivory Coast Intentional Cheick Tiote already on board, but of course we cannot offer European football.
There’s no doubt Kalou is a good player, and in his 301 first class games so far in his career he has 101 goals, so one goal every three matches is not too bad at all, and he’s got class too.
25 year-old Kalou was born in Oume back in the summer of 1985 in the Ivory Coast, and began his career at Mimosas in Abidjan in 2000.
He went on loan briefly from 2002-2003 to Excelsior Rotterdam, and finally moved to Feyenoord in 2003 (99 games and 50 goals), before ending up at Chelsea in 2006 (211 appearances and 51 goals).
If Chelsea do decide to let Kalou move on in the summer, there will no doubt be some big clubs in for the player. We’re not sure if Newcastle could get him to Tyneside, but we’d like to think we could.
What do you think?