Ferdinand has slammed Chelsea for getting transfer deal done for impressive attacker
Rio Ferdinand has slammed Chelsea’s decision to sell Mario Pasalic to Atalanta this transfer window.
Pasalic moved to Stamford Bridge in 2014 from Hajduk Split after impressing the Blues scouts with some of his performances, but he didnt make a single appearance for Chelsea having spent much of his time at Chelsea out on-loan to the likes of Elche, Monaco, Milan and Spartak Moscow.
The 25-year-old joined Atalanta on an initial season-long loan in 2018 and helped Gian Piero Gasperini’s side to qualify for this season’s Champions League before agreeing to move to Lombardy for a second season last summer having signed a new contract at Chelsea until 2022.
But having been settled with the Italians for the last few seasons, he was keen to make sure that he didnt move back to Chelsea this summer and was keen to try and get the Blues to make the move for permanent, which they agreed to do.
The Blues paid around £3m to Hajduk Split for him in 2014, so will now make a decent return on that investment six years later, with the money surely going to possible signings that will come into the club and improve the side.
But after seeing the attackers impressive performances against PSG in the Champions League, scoring the goal that almost took them to the Champions League semi-finals before PSG made a late comeback, Ferdinand has slammed the Blues for getting this deal done
“Crazy, It’s crazy!” Ferdinand said on BT, “He was a Chelsea player for six years! They’ve just sold him for £12m.”
Look, Pasalic did not have a future at Chelsea so the move was for his benefit, and if he impressive, we are sure Chelsea put in some sort of buy-back clause that will give them first dibs on any future deal.