Possible £50m Chelsea signing addressed – As Tuchel wants latest target signed ASAP
Nedum Onuoha has questioned Chelsea’s expected £50m bid for Everton’s Anthony Gordon and feels he does not fit in at the club.
Chelsea have been very busy in the transfer market over the past few weeks as new owner Ted Boehly looks to challenge for the Premier League and Champions League titles this season
Raheem Sterling, Marc Cucurella, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka and Gabriel Slonina have all arrived to Stamford Bridge on permanent deals in this window – but it is expected that the club want to do more
Now – according to Football Insider Chelsea have made a stunning offer to sign Everton star Gordon
That bid has been rejected – but it is believed that Chelsea will head back in with another offer of £50 million – but Former defender Onuoha, now a pundit, does not understand why Chelsea would sign Gordon
He says he does not fit into Thomas Tuchel’s tactics and feels he is a similar player to Callum Hudson-Odoi, who has struggled to get into the team.
‘He’s a big prospect but it’s £50m for a prospect,’ Onuoha told ESPN FC. ‘At the moment, I couldn’t put him into this Chelsea team and see where he fits.
‘I’m looking at Hakim Ziyech, I’m looking at Christian Pulisic; they are technically really good players but they do not really take people on, and that’s one of Anthony Gordon’s huge strengths.
‘Playing for Chelsea, where the expectation is to win every game, and if you don’t win two in a row it’s a mini crisis, I feel you need a strong mentality to deal with that pressure. I’m not sure Anthony Gordon at this moment in time is.
‘He doesn’t fit in with this current style of play. [Callum Hudson-Odoi] is like another version of Anthony Gordon, and he can’t get into the team.’
Look – if Everton get £50 million for the lad – they will take that all day long
But at the end of the day – this would not be the best move for the player at this stage of his career
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