Former Premier League manager Sam Allardyce believes Chelsea took a huge risk signing Enzo Fernandez from Benfica in a deal worth £107million.
“Chelsea’s signing of Enzo Fernandez worries me,” ex-England boss Allardyce said on William Hill and Footy Accumulators’ podcast, No Tippy Tappy Football.
“What if it doesn’t work? What a commitment it is for eight years because obviously, the league haven’t shut that loophole down yet.
“It’s £107 million – it’s a huge risk for the club, and particularly for the manager [Graham Potter], who will get the blame if it doesn’t work. I don’t think Fernandez was his choice.
“I doubt the player was his first choice, but that’s how the top works now. You are not really the manager anymore, you are just a coach, and you accept these players and try and do your best with them.”