Jamie Carragher questions Chelsea’s move for Marc Cucurella just two years after the club spent £50m on Ben Chilwell… as he hints that Blues owner Todd Boehly may be starting to ‘PANIC’ after a tricky first summer at Stamford Bridge
- Chelsea appear to be closing in on signing Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella
- They spent £50m on another full-back in Ben Chilwell back in 2020
- Jamie Carragher is not convinced that they need to bring in another left-back
- He has questioned Chelsea’s transfer strategy in the summer transfer window
- The club have already missed out on some of their key targets this summer
- Carragher feels that the club’s new owner Todd Boehly may be ‘panic’ buying
Jamie Carragher has questioned Chelsea’s decision to target another left-back after signing Ben Chilwell for £50million only two years ago.
The Blues have been heavily linked with Brighton’s Marc Cucurella, and reports emerged on Wednesday that a deal had been completed for the full-back, although Brighton have since denied that the move has gone through yet.
Carragher has been left bemused by Chelsea going after Cucurella, given that they already have an England international in Chilwell to cover that position.
Chelsea are closing in on signing Brighton full-back Marc Cucurella this summer
The Blues already have England international Ben Chilwell in their ranks to play at left-back
Jamie Carragher doesn’t see the logic behind signing Cucurella just two years after Chilwell
‘You bought Ben Chilwell for £50m and then you’re trying to get another left-back,’ Carragher said on The Overlap.
‘You didn’t want them a month ago, you want them now.’
This summer represents the first transfer window since Todd Boehly took over from Roman Abramovich as Chelsea owner.
The club have already brought in Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Carney Chukwuemeka in recent weeks as Boehly looks to stamp his authority at the club.
However, Chelsea have also missed out on a number of players including Raphinha and Jules Kounde, who both opted to join Barcelona instead.
Carragher thinks Todd Boehly may be ‘panic’ buying rather than having a clear plan in place
Sat alongside Carragher, Gary Neville accused the American of wanting to ‘play Football Manager’, as he claimed that Boehly does not have a clear strategy in place.
Carragher agreed with Neville, and feels ‘panic’ may have set in after the club failed to land some of their main targets earlier in the window.
‘I think the way most football clubs are run now, it’s a lot more organised. It’s not sort of these panic things that used to happen in the past and people just go buy and you’d look at it.
‘I look at a couple of things Chelsea do and I’m just thinking, is it a panic because you haven’t bought someone and you’ve got to get someone?’ Carragher added.
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