‘Absolute madness’: Ally McCoist SLAMS Chelsea’s choice to pay back a Â£9m loan rate to indication Joao Felix… as he promises the Atletico Madrid forward is ‘not the reply to Chelsea’s problems’
Ally McCoist has slammed Chelsea’s imminent signing of Joao Felix, branding the Blues’ decision to pay out a Â£9m mortgage charge ‘absolute madness’.
Sportsmail documented yesterdayÂ how the Atletico Madrid ahead is predicted to be a part of Graham Potter’s facet in a non permanent go for the relaxation of the time and they will also include his Â£5.3m wages throughout his time at Stamford Bridge.
The deal is anticipated to be accomplished imminently with Felix witnessed leaving Atletico Madrid’s training floor on Tuesday and his girlfriend was also pictured on a private jet heading to London.Â An official announcement is possible to be produced on Wednesday.
Ally McCoist identified as Chelsea’s choice to pay a Â£9m mortgage price for Joao Felix ‘absolute madness’
On the other hand, there is no possibility to make the move lasting, withÂ MarcaÂ reporting Atletico want the forward to indicator a a single-year extension before sealing his move to Chelsea.
His current offer expires in 2026 but the Spanish giants want to lengthen it to 2027 to ‘reduce the yearly amortisation and harmony their accounts’.
And McCoist could not rather believe that the figures involved for what is only a shorter-time period move.Â
‘Firstly, I’ve got to say I are unable to believe that we are having to pay Â£10m for a financial loan now â complete insanity,’ McCoist advised talkSPORT.Â
The pundit also insisted the Portuguese forward was not the solution to Chelsea’s troubles
Graham Potter’s facet have been in dismal variety and sit in 10th place in the Premier League
‘I like Joao Felix, I don’t believe he’s the answer to Chelsea’s challenges. They will need a centre forward, moreover I do not consider he is regular more than enough.
‘I watched him carefully at the Earth Cup and I thought he did some fantastic things.Â
‘I believed he experienced just one or two good video games but he is one particular of those people gamers, for me, he just leaves you seeking a small little bit far more.’
The Blues have acted swiftly to land Felix – who experienced designed it very clear that he desired to go away Atletico – beating off fascination from Manchester United and Arsenal to signal the Portuguese ahead.
United reportedly balked at the personal loan price remaining demanded by the Spanish giants and have considering the fact that turned their consideration to striker Wout Weghorst.Â
The Aged Trafford club on their own have compensated significant fees in the previous as it charge them Â£6m – as well as another Â£10m in wages – to choose Radamel Falcao on bank loan from Monaco right until the rest of the time in 2014.Â
Felix was earlier filmed leaving Atletico Madrid’s education floor as he gets set to join Chelsea
Felix’s girlfriend also posted a image of herself on a non-public jet heading to London with him
Arsenal are also seeking reinforcements up entrance but were being also put off by the price, and held talks with Atletico in a bid to decreased it.
Chelsea are keen to revitalise their attack, with Graham Potter’s side possessing struggled in that department due to the fact he took in excess of.
Chelsea have scored just a few ambitions in their final seven video games in all competitions and have employed Kai Havertz up front, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of favour.
In the same way, they have struggled with injuries in forward regions and Raheem Sterling, Christian Pulisic and Aubameyang all skipped Sunday’s 4- defeat to Manchester Town.Â
Felix is eager for a transfer absent from Atletico immediately after slipping out-of-favour with Diego Simeone
Felix has been inconsistent at Atletico this year scoring just four objectives and furnishing three assists in 14 LaLiga appearances.
In 2019 the 23-yr-outdated joined the Spanish facet from Benfica for Â£113million, which continues to be the fourth maximum transfer price in soccer historical past.Â
Felix is predicted to be the most up-to-date arrival at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea havingÂ now declared theÂ signings of Benoit Badiashile – who expense Â£58million from Monaco – together with David Datro Fofana and Andrey Santos so far this window.
The Blues are also targeting Argentina Environment Cup winner Enzo Fernandes from Benfica.Â Â