August 11, 2022


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Wilkins slams Chelsea transfers, brands Matic sale a ‘disgrace’

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Former Chelsea assistant Ray Wilkins has slammed some of the Blues’ recent transfer dealings, particularly the club’s sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United.
Matic was reunited with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford in the off-season, and has made a strong start to life with the Red Devils.
“The selling of Matic to Manchester United as far as I’m concerned was an absolute disgrace, because that should never have happened,” Wilkins said on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Wilkins was also unimpressed with Chelsea’s decision to break the bank on a replacement for Matic, rather than promoting one of the club’s homegrown talents.
Chelsea signed Tiemoue Bakayoko for £40 million from Monaco in July, two days after allowing Nathaniel Chalobah to join Watford for £34m less.
“Chalobah went for £6m,” Wilkins said. “I can’t quite see that at £6m. I don’t really see the differential between Bakayoko at £40m and Chalobah at six. “


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