Former Chelsea skipper John Terry has warned his former side not to have regrets over selling Romelu Lukaku, Mohamed Salah and Kevin de Bruyne.
The three players are now making rounds across Europe brilliantly at their respective clubs. And, of course, the Blues are getting a bit stick for their lack of foresight in letting the players leave for tangible reasons.
Terry – who left Chelsea in the summer for Championship side Aston Villa – though, insists that there is little to think about, given that the trio players didn’t do that well during their time at the Stamford Bridge.
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Speaking on Sky Sports, the former England captain was asked if Chelsea would have done differently in hindsight. He replied by saying: “Not really, because at the time they didn’t make our team stronger.
“Let’s not forget we were one of the best teams probably the Premier League has ever seen, in the early days when they arrived. So, they were coming into one of the best sides which was even more difficult.
“When they come in, can they make a big enough impact to sustain and keep their place?
“No, it’s very difficult to do.”
The Blues are now thought to be after Southampton center back Virgil van Dijk. But Terry has his doubts over the Dutchman getting into Chelsea’s starting lineup under Antonio Conte and doesn’t think the west London club should slap £60m on the player who’s believe to be on Arsenal and Liverpool’s radar according to latest Arsenal News.
“If you look at Liverpool, he certainly goes into the starting line-up,” he noted.
“Arsenal, the same. Chelsea, he makes their squad better. Man City, he goes into that starting XI. Same at Manchester United.
“I think he goes into all those squads and makes them better.
“If they are demanding £60m, if I were Chelsea, I would be saying more like £55m if he’s not getting in their starting XI.”