Chelsea have made big transfer mistake announces Liverpool star Fabinho
Liverpool star Fabinho has told Chelsea they have made a big mistake by letting Tiemoue Bakayoko leave the club before giving him a real chance at Stamford Bridge.
After an impressive few seasons at Monaco, Chelsea forked out £40 million for the services of Bakayoko two summer transfer windows ago as they needed an immediate replacement for Nemanja Matic, who left the club to sign for Premier League rivals Manchester United for £40 million.
There was excitement and optimism from Chelsea fans that Bakayoko would add something different to the Blues midfield and would help the club challenge for another Premier League title and Champions League crown.
But that was not the case and Bakayoko was a big disappointment for Chelsea, putting in some very unimpressive performances for Antonio Conte as they struggled to reclaim their title and even get back into the top four, and after months of rumours, Chelsea decided to let Bakayoko leave for AC Milan on a 12 month loan deal.
New boss Maurizio Sarri instantly deemed the 24-year-old surplus to requirements and sanctioned his loan move to AC Milan, as he brought in the very impressive pair of Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho.
‘I don’t think he struggled that much,’ Fabinho told Yahoo.
‘I watched a few games and he seemed always good to me.
‘Obviously, in your first season in a new club it’s always difficult and I wasn’t expecting him to leave, but AC Milan are getting a great player.
‘I’m sure he’ll be able to prove how good he is and show what he did at Monaco. ‘I’m sure if he comes back to England he will be stronger and will show everyone what he’s capable of.’
Here is what we think.
Bakayoko was never ready for the big move to Chelsea, as his game was not developed enough to challenge the big named players at the club and he was also not ready for the physical challenges the Premier League had to offer.
So letting him join Milan was a great bit of business despite the words of Fabinho, as he will come back a much better player than the one who signed from Monaco.