An ex Stamford Bridge favourite thinks that the Frenchman has all the attributes to be successful at Stamford Bridge under Frank Lampards tutelage
Floyd Hasselbaink has urged Chelsea to try and sign Lyon striker Moussa Dembele in the January transfer window.
The Blues were unable to bring in any new players over the summer due to a FIFA imposed transfer ban, but after seeing those sanctions lifted in December, Frank Lampard is free to make changes to his squad in the winter market.
Chelsea have relied heavily upon the talents of first choice forward Abraham since the season started, with Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud restricted to back up roles.
Abraham has hit 12 goals in 20 Premier League outings, but Lampard has been tipped to bring in another front man to provide extra competition for the English international.
Dembele is thought to be near the top of his list of targets, despite the fact Lyon are determined to keep their price star.
Hasselbaink former QPR boss witnessed Dembeles talent up close while he was on Fulham books in the Championship, and thinks Drmbele would be a “magnificent signing” for Chelsea if a deal can be pushed over the line in the coming day.
Chelsea need to make new signings because you have to keep the rhythm going and just to get some kind of new blood coming through the door,” says ex Blues strike “It is always good when you make a signing. It gives everybody new energy, you know?
“Tammy Abraham is doing really well but he is the only one really who is doing really well. Batshuayi is not making a difference. Giroud, I think, he does not really fit in with their plans.
“They need to get a striker in. Moussa Dembele would be a magnificent signing for Chelsea. I know Moussa quite well. I faced him when I was QPR manager, he played ever so well and killed my defence.
“Having already tasted that and gone through that pressure, and if Chelsea buy him, he is familiar with that.
Hasselbaink went on to express his belief that Lampard is capable of turning Dembele into an even better player, while insisting that Abraham cannot shoulder Chelseas goalscoring burden on his own.
“Frank will improve him Dembele with Jody Morris, in his combination play, that can be better and improved,” he said.
“But what you can’t teach a player is being somewhere at the right time, and he has that a lot. Tammy has that as well, but at a big club, you have to have a couple of strikers who are really good. You need competition