In an exclusive interview with CaughtOffside, former Liverpool player, Stan Collymore stated that Chelsea should sell Thiago Silva and a host of other players.
The London club have never been afraid of opening their wallet and the switch in ownership hasn’t changed this. In fact, Todd Boehly has been even more willing to fork out the cash on new signings since taking over last year.
He has spent almost £500m on different players including £100m on Ukranian winger, Mykhailo Mudryk who signed last week.
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Despite the large investment, Chelsea has been extremely poor this season and is currently 10th in the table. If anything they have too many players on their books and Collymore believes that they should clear out seven players including Silva.
“In terms of players leaving, they’ll want to keep a large chunk of their homegrown British players but Conor Gallagher is one I can see being moved on. If it were up to me, I’d let him go, either out on loan or permanently. He’s a player they could get a really good fee for and they’d not be short of suitors. The likes of Everton, Aston Villa, and maybe even Newcastle United, would all probably be interested.” he told CaughtOffside.
“As for Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta, Joringho, Raheem Sterling, Christian Pulisic and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang though – I’d be looking to get rid of all of those as soon as possible. The three I’m not sure of are Marc Cucurella, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech. Maybe give them another 12 months to prove their worth and then look at it again. I haven’t been overly impressed with any of them though.”
The Brazilian defender has been one of Chelsea’s best players this season but at 38 years old, his time is limited.
Do you agree with Collymore, should they sell Silva?