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‘Why don’t Chelsea think of these kinds of players?’: Chelsea sent message over Caicedo transfer

A Chelsea legend is not happy with the club’s record signing.

Former Chelsea star Frank Leboeuf feels the Blues should have signed Sofyan Amrabat instead of splashing out £115m on Moises Caicedo.

Caicedo is the most expensive player in Premier League history but has had a rough start to the season, giving away a penalty and performing poorly vs Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Manchester United, meanwhile, just signed Sofyan Amrabat on loan from Fiorentina and have a fairly low price to pay if they want to sign him on a permanent basis next year.

And now, the former defender has told Chelsea they should have signed Amrabat over Caicedo.

Speaking to ESPN, Leboeuf said: “When I see those kind of players going to Manchester, I often talk about Chelsea trying to find those experienced players in the middle of the park. Why didn’t you think about that guy? He would have been the perfect player to pair with Enzo Fernandez. Yeah, they got Moises Caicedo, but for over £100m! I see that guy going to United on loan, he can then be bought for [a total of] £30m. That would have been a bargain. “He was amazing for Morocco at the last World Cup. He has proven his talent. Why don’t Chelsea think of these guys? He’s an experienced player. Why don’t Chelsea think of these kinds of players?”

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