Chelsea legend Ray Wilkins has described the Blues’ decision to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United in the summer window as the worst piece of transfer business he has ever seen, report the Express.
Wilkins spent six years at Stamford Bridge during his playing days, as well as enjoying two respective stints as assistant manager with the Blues. If anyone is entitled to share their opinion on matters concerning Chelsea, it’s him.
Matic moved to Old Trafford in the summer having played below par for the best part of 18 months in a Chelsea shirt. The Express report that the Blues banked £40M from the Serb’s sale, which on the face of it, looks like good business.
However, Wilkins appears to be baffled by his former employer’s decision to cash-in on Matic, as the Express report:
“It’s the worst I’ve ever seen, if I can say.”
The Express quote Wilkins, who goes on to say that he is talking from the perspective of a Chelsea fan, and it’s for that reason that he believes Matic’s sale was nonsensical:
“I say we because I am a Chelsea supporter so I’m speaking from the heart when I speak. I just could not see that for the life of me, why would we let Nemanja go there.”