He doesn’t fit into this Chelsea team – Former Man City defender slams Chelsea’s £50m bid to sign buzzing star

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Chelsea have made a shocking move to sign Everton forward Anthony Gordon.

The young forward is a rising star with the Toffees, and his stock has been rising since last season.

Chelsea had a £40m bid for Gordon rejected, and reports claim that the Blues may need a £50m bid to sign up the Everton star.

Former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha has slammed Chelsea’s decision to spend £50m on an unproven 21-year-old.

According to Onuoha, Chelsea have better forward talents who aren’t seeing much game time, and he doesn’t see how Gordon fits into the Chelsea team.

“He’s a big prospect but it’s £50m for a prospect,” Onuoha told ESPN FC.

“At the moment, I couldn’t put him into this Chelsea team and see where he fits.

“I’m looking at Hakim Ziyech, I’m looking at Christian Pulisic; they are technically really good players but they do not really take people on, and that’s one of Anthony Gordon’s huge strengths.

“Playing for Chelsea, where the expectation is to win every game, and if you don’t win two in a row it’s a mini crisis, I feel you need a strong mentality to deal with that pressure. I’m not sure Anthony Gordon at this moment in time is.

“He doesn’t fit in with this current style of play. [Callum Hudson-Odoi] is like another version of Anthony Gordon, and he can’t get into the team.”