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Is this Chelsea’s worst transfer deal of Mourinho’s second spell?

Date: 22nd July 2014 at 7:02pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Last week, Chelsea finalised a £16million deal for Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis, a transfer that had been suspected and alleged by press in England and Spain for quite some time. The Brazilian left-back has been brought in as a direct replacement for Ashley Cole, who switched his allegiances to Roma last week via a bosman move. In terms of style, quality and proven credentials, the La Liga winner and Champions League finalist ticks all the boxes. But £16million, for a 28 year-old full-back who has never plied his trade in the Premier League before, is a heck of a lot of money - is this Chelsea's worst transfer thus far during Jose Mourinho's second spell? I do not intend for that motion to be as pejorative as it initially sounds. Rather, since Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge in summer 2013,  the Blues have been exceptionally astute in the transfer market. The Luis deal, in terms of value-for-money, has a lot of competition. Last January for example, Mourinho swapped a player he didn't want in Juan Mata for a player he ... Read More


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