Published on January 11, 2019
As reported earlier, Chelsea received a bid from Barcelona which involved cash plus Malcolm for Willian.
The update is that Chelsea have rejected the bid. In my opinion this is a stupid move on Chelsea’s behalf. Willian is getting on in age and at 30, Chelsea have a policy of giving only one year extensions on contracts. Plus Willian has been very inconsistent this season
Malcom on the other hand hasn’t had many chances at Barcelona and would have been given ample opportunity at Chelsea, plus he is a young player who could be groomed alongside future talents Christian Pulisic.
Wrong move by Chelsea in my opinion.