Chelsea did well to sign this player because he has many qualities, Paulo Fonseca reveals

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The head coach of French Ligue 1 club Lille, Paulo Fonseca, has hailed Chelsea for signing 22 year old attacker Mykhailo Mudryk during the January transfer window.

Fonseca knows alot about Mudryk, having being Shakhtar Donetsk boss in the past.

Speaking about Mudryk’s move to Chelsea, Fonseca said: “Chelsea did well to sign Mudryk because he has many qualities and is a player with a great future, but he has to adapt to Premier League football.”

Meanwhile, West Ham boss Davis Moyes has claimed West Ham centre-back Nayef Aguerd and Newcastle defender Sven Botman are better than Chelsea new boy Benoit Badiashile.

Speaking after West Ham drew 1-1 with Newcastle, Moyes said: “In the opening four or five games of the season, we had no centre-halves with Craig Dawson injured, with Angelo Ogbonna not back from the cruciate (injury). We were really toiling at the start of the season.

“I’ve got to say I compare (Aguerd) a lot to Botman. Botman and Aguerd, I thought, were probably the two best left footed centre-backs in France.

“Obviously there’s the boy who has gone to Chelsea (Badiashile), and there’s a few others. But they (Botman and Aguerd) were in a similar category.”