Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher reveal which player Chelsea are missing and brutally sum up their transfer window
GARY NEVILLE is not “wholly convinced” by Chelsea’s transfer strategy as Jamie Carragher says a goalkeeper is still needed for the Blues.
The Blues edge closer to spending £1billion since Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital took over in 2022.
Chelsea broke the British transfer record last week by signing Brighton’s Moises Caicedo for £115m, while also recruiting Southampton’s Romeo Lavia for £58m.
The Premier League giants have been the biggest spenders for the third successive transfer window.
The Blues also recruited Christopher Nkunku for £53m, Nicolas Jackson for £32m, Axel Disasi for £38.7m and Robert Sanchez for £25m, taking their total spending since May last year up to £928m.
Chelsea spent £600m last season and have splashed £345m on new signings so far this summer.
Sky Sports pundit Neville claims Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino still wants better players even after the huge splurge.
He told Monday Night Football: “It is a large investment and I still feel like Mauricio Pochettino will want better players in certain areas, particularly forward areas.
“Big signings in terms of cash I look at those names and there’s potential there, potential that may become world-class players.
“But at the moment there is an element of risk.
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“An element of looking into the future and seeing which of those if any become really top players.
“I am not wholly convinced with the strategy, the eight-year contracts, locking them down.
” Whether those players will deliver what Chelsea need for that investment.”
Pochettino has now added to the record-breaking spend and has agreed a £14m deal for New England Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic.
Carragher supports Poch’s this decision as he claims the Blues need four more players including a shot-stopper.
He said: “I still think they need a goalkeeper even though they have just signed Robert Sanchez.
“That does not seem right to me for that amount of money.”
“I still think they need a top centre-half because Thiago Silva is 38.
“But if you look at those important positions it still feels like four players need to come in just to challenge Manchester City.
“That does not feel right given the amount of money they have spent.”
Despite the excessive spending Chelsea drew 1-1 to Liverpool on the opening weekend of the Premier League season and faced a 3-1 defeat by a 10-man West Ham side on Sunday.
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