£50 Million quoted here, £60 Million quoted there - Do we really need to spend that much on a defender?

Chelsea have been linked with the potential signing of Alex Sandro , the Juventus full back over the past few weeks with figures quoted b...

Chelsea have been linked with the potential signing of Alex Sandro, the Juventus full back over the past few weeks with figures quoted between £50-£60 million. I am asking whether or not we really need to spend that much money?

We have seen Alex Sandro for the past twelve months and he has impressed. When I say that he has impressed I mean that he has had a good season but does that really warrant spending £50-£60m?

Look at Antonio Conte last summer. He went out and brought in Marcos Alonso from Fiorentina for a fee that is reported to be around £24m and look at the impact he has made this year. Are we certain that there are no other players out there that could potentially be available that could so a similar job to that of Alonso, bearing in mind he would remain as our number one anyway?

What about Ryan Bertrand who is looking for a move from Southampton? We all know he can play as a wing back if required and we have seen just how good he is going forward. I would imagine that Chelsea would have to pay a fee that would be similar to that paid for Alonso to sign him.

What about another option being Ryan Cresswell from West Ham who is another that has proven ability in the league and as we have seen since he broke into the first team, his influence in the final third from wide areas? Again, you would have to imagine that he would be of a similar value and almost £30-£40m cheaper than Sandro!

What do you people think of our link to Sandro and the monies being touted about? Like me do you think there are better, cheaper alternatives that are home grown that should be considered?

Article Source: The Sun.

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  1. why not if john stones was bought for 40

  2. If we want to upgrade our 1st team that's what a world class upgrade costs now, in any position. If Sandro wants to come, buy him for whatever it costs.

  3. We need better 1st team players. I love what Moses, Pedro, Alonso, Cahill have done for the club but if they aren't good enough then we should sign better first XI players. I would prefer those players to be squad players and us get close to winning the CL than sign cheap players who aren't at that level. We've fallen short of being a serious contender because of the players but Sandro is a top four in the world in his position. I would rather buy genuine quality and spend the money than improve players. Look at Messi, Suarez, Neymar and Benzema, Bale and Ronaldo for proof that you need the highest level of players. Juve have Higuain for £80m. It's just the way things are now.

  4. I've lost count of the number of Left Backs we've paid £20m+ for in the last view years since letting Bertrand go and none have been as good as him. Perhaps Emanalo is on commission?

    It's easy to follow the crowd and hail Sandro as being "world class" but how much have folk really seen of him? I confess to seeing far too little to judge and the premiership is different to what he's used to. Judging by past results, I wouldn't take yet another gamble at that price.

  5. The fee is neither here/there,modern day players are in the main hyped up,way over priced,and mercenary at the least,,not following Italian football I don,t know much about him,I do know we got rid of a decent full/back,and have AKe who could play anywhere across the back line,he,s just one of a few on CFC/books that needs to be given the chance,




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