In a surprising turn of events, former England star Lianne Sanderson has voiced her opinion on Moises Caicedo’s choice to join Chelsea over Liverpool. Sanderson suggests that the Ecuador midfielder could have made a wiser decision given the perceived instability at Chelsea.
Liverpool’s Offer and Chelsea’s Triumph:
Brighton’s acceptance of a remarkable £111 million bid from Liverpool presented Caicedo with an opportunity to move to Anfield. Despite this, the midfielder opted to sign with Chelsea, with the Blues outbidding Liverpool in a £115 million deal.
Concerns Over Chelsea’s Stability:
Lianne Sanderson, a former Lionesses forward, expressed her surprise at Caicedo’s choice and highlighted the perceived lack of stability at Chelsea. She referred to the club’s turbulent managerial shifts, including spells under Thomas Tuchel, Frank Lampard, and Graham Potter.
Questions About Transfer Strategy:
While Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival at Chelsea is expected to bring improvements, concerns persist regarding the club’s transfer strategy. The significant investment by Todd Boehly, amounting to nearly £1 billion on relatively unproven players, has raised eyebrows.
In Sanderson’s words on talkSPORT, “There’s no stability at that club. And that’s why I’m surprised that Moises Caicedo went to Chelsea. People were saying, ‘but it’s his dream club’. He tagged Arsenal as his dream club about six months ago. So great, fantastic story, and I think he’s a fantastic signing. But if I was a player, I wouldn’t sign for Chelsea right now.”
Despite the criticism, Caicedo expressed his excitement about joining Chelsea, stating, “I didn’t have to think twice when Chelsea called me, I just knew I wanted to sign for the club. It’s a dream come true to be here and I can’t wait to get started with the team.”
Debut on the Horizon:
Caicedo might make his debut for Chelsea this Sunday as they face West Ham in a London derby. This debut marks a significant moment in his career, and fans will be eager to see how he performs on the pitch.
Romeo Lavia’s Arrival:
Notably, Chelsea also secured a deal for former Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia, further showcasing their commitment to bolstering their squad. Lavia, having joined Chelsea, is also poised to make his debut this weekend.
The debate surrounding Moises Caicedo’s choice between Chelsea and Liverpool adds an intriguing layer to the ongoing football discourse. As Chelsea continues to navigate its path under Mauricio Pochettino, the spotlight remains on their efforts to establish a solid foundation amid the prevailing uncertainties.