Former Manchester United and Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho has criticised Chelsea for spending as much as £88million to sign Mykhailo Mudryk. The Portuguese tactician who had two spells in charge of Chelsea said the club should have found a solution with his current players rather than simply buy a new one.
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Jose Mourinho also said “We need a defender who can pass the ball better out of defence and Kumbulla is probably the one who does it best, but we need Ibanez because of his pace and determination. We need to find a solution, we can’t just buy Mudryk for £90m!
Jose Mourinho was asked about using defender Marash Kumbulla as cover for Roger Ibanez, he said: ‘In order to get that quality, we must get the young players to grow. (Midfielder Benjamin) Tahirovic has this quality.
“I am not expecting anyone to arrive. The director [Tiago Pinto] was very honest and direct, he said things that a coach usually doesn’t like to hear. Coaches always want to hear we have lots of money, can buy options a, b, c, d, and build an incredible team.”
He also said I worked at clubs with those sorts of practically limitless funds. There are more and more clubs nowadays that fit that profile, but it’s not our profile. We work, we give our all, we work with the characteristics we’ve got.’
Chelsea has now spent around £ 400 million on new players under Todd Boehly’s new regime, with Wesley Fofana, Raheem Sterling and Marc Cucurella arriving in the summer. In the January window, the club also signed Mudryk, and Benoit Badiashile for £35m and is paying circa £15m to have Joao Felix on loan until the end of the season.