Graeme Souness delivers Stinging jibe at Chelsea owner Todd Boehly over £107m Enzo Fernandez transfer

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Graeme Souness delivers Stinging jibe at Chelsea owner Todd Boehly over £107m Enzo Fernandez transfer

GRAEME SOUNESS says Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has had his “trousers taken down” over the transfers of £107million Enzo Fernandez and Co.

The Blues have spent north of £600million since the American’s takeover last year.

Ex-Liverpool star Graeme Souness has taken aim at Chelsea owner Todd Boehly

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Ex-Liverpool star Graeme Souness has taken aim at Chelsea owner Todd BoehlyCredit: Getty
Todd Boehly has had his pants pulled down over transfers, according to Graeme Souness

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Todd Boehly has had his pants pulled down over transfers, according to Graeme Souness
Enzo Fernandez joined the Blues in a British transfer record

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Enzo Fernandez joined the Blues in a British transfer record

World Cup winning midfielder Fernandaz was the cherry on top on deadline day last month, joining for a British record transfer fee.

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But despite Chelsea splashing the cash, Graham Potter’s men have just one win in their last six Premier League games.

They played out a goalless draw against West London rivals Fulham in their last outing – a game which saw £107m Fernandez make his debut.

Liverpool legend and football pundit, Souness, is far from impressed by the Blues’ ownership.

Writing for the Daily Mail, Souness fumed: “Who on earth is advising Todd Boehly at Chelsea?

“He might be an American investor with extremely deep pockets who fancies his chances as a Premier League high roller, but who is actually providing intelligence and assessment on the value of the players he is buying?

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“When it comes to Fernandez, Chelsea have paid a premium on top of a premium on top of a premium.

“A premium because it is the Premier League calling.

“A premium because it is Chelsea. A premium because they want this player now.

“Boehly is the latest super-rich businessman learning about our football the hard way and having his trousers taken down when it comes to transfer dealings, by not knowing the value of the players he is buying.”

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Ex-Arsenal star Paul Merson has also echoed the same concerns, and fears for the club should they miss out on Champions League football.

Chelsea are sat 9th in the Prem and 10 points behind fourth-place Newcastle.

In a column for the Daily Star, Merson wrote: “I worry for the future of Chelsea when Todd Boehly is handing out eight-year contracts like there is no tomorrow.

“Football is a funny old game and eight years is such a long time — there is going to be a domino effect at Stamford Bridge – that’s for sure.

“It’s alright now but in five years, where are Chelsea going to be?

“Boehly and the new hierarchy can’t keep doing this because if they don’t get Champions League football, they’re already in trouble.”

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