Former Liverpool midfielder, Danny Murphy has said Chelsea has made a huge error in signing Marc Cucurella from Brighton.
He said the Blues should have spent the £60 million in signing the South American towards a deal fo West Ham’s Declan Rice.
He wondered why Thomas Tuchel’s side could make the mistake of signing Cucurella when they already had the likes of Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso in that position.
“One bit of criticism I could say is, there have been some complaints and bad luck in losing your midfield players, but if you are going to spend £60m on a full-back when you’ve already got [Ben] Chilwell and also got [Marcos] Alonso, who is a Premier League winner,” he said on talkSPORT.
“You’ve got two players covering that and capable of playing left wing-back. You go and buy one for £60m plus and leave yourself short in the middle of the pitch and the striking department.
“That seems strange. I didn’t get that one and still don’t get it. It’s not a slant on Cucurella, he’s a good player.
“It’s not a necessity. You are better using that, putting another £50m on and getting Declan Rice.”