Makes no sense – Souness names three players Chelsea wasted money buying
Sky Sports pundit, Graeme Souness, has slammed Chelsea’s approach in the transfer market and questioned three of the players they brought in this summer.
New Chelsea owner, Todd Boehly, has spent more than £250m in his first transfer window since taking over from Roman Abramovich as the club owner.
It is the highest amount any Premier League club has spent in a single window.
French defender Wesley Fofana, Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, England forward Raheem Sterling, Spanish full-back Marc Cucurella, and Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly all secured moves to Stamford Bridge this summer.
But Souness has questioned their deals for Aubameyang, Fofana and Cucurella.
“In his hurry and enthusiasm to get Chelsea supporters onside, Todd Boehly has just spent the thick end of £300 million in the summer transfer market, appearing to do all the business himself,” Souness told the Daily Mail.
“Unless you have a bottomless pit, the money they have spent on Marc Cucurella makes no sense, considering Chelsea already had Marcos Alonso, Ben Chilwell and, at a push, Reece James in the same position.
“I get that they needed centre-backs because of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen going and having 37-year-old Thiago Silva, an age when your game can fall off a cliff inside a month.
“But £70 million for Wesley Fofana? At 21, he only brings potential.
“The upside to signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on deadline day is that Chelsea now has a striker who has scored goals in the Premier League, something notoriously hard to find.
“The downside is that he’s 33 and has a dodgy gene somewhere. Mikel Arteta did very well for Arsenal, and for his own longevity as manager, by getting Aubameyang out of the building and seems to have found an upgrade in Gabriel Jesus,” Souness said.