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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

not just keep the talent you've made?"- Shaun Wright-Phillips questions Chelsea's decision to sell 24-year-old

  Former Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips reckons Jules Kounde could be a good signing for the Blues but added that they should have ...

 

Former Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips reckons Jules Kounde could be a good signing for the Blues but added that they should have kept hold of academy product Fikayo Tomori.

The 24-year-old spent the second half of the 2020-21 campaign on loan with AC Milan before joining them permanently for £25 million last summer. Tomori became a regular in Chelsea's first team during the 2019-20 campaign.

However, he was starved of playing time the next season and was sent out on loan to Milan, helping them win their first Serie A title in 11 years. Despite his impressive performances, the Blues opted to sell him.

Chelsea are eager to sign a defender to replace Antonio Rudiger, who is set to join Real Madrid on a free transfer. Jules Kounde has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

He has evolved into one of the hottest properties in Europe during his time with Sevilla. Wright- Phillips believes the Blues could have kept Tomori instead of spending big on Kounde.

"Jules Kounde would be a good signing for Chelsea; he's young and a very talented defender, but Chelsea sold Fikayo Tomori who's a similar age, and I think he barely gave the ball away all season at AC Milan, and I just wonder why you would go and buy a player of a similar age; why not just keep the talent you've made," Wright-Phillips told Genting Casino .


According to Barca Times , Chelsea were the frontrunners for Jules Kounde, but Barcelona could enter the race to sign the Frenchman.

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