Marina Granovskaia may actually have made two huge transfer errors which could come back to haunt Chelsea - TCC View
Chelsea director and transfer guru Marina Granovskaia has got so many things right during her time on the board at Stamford Bridge.
However, the odd transfer blunder has crept in along the way. It feels like two errors may really come back to haunt the Blues now, too.
First of all, it’s worth noting Thomas Tuchel’s current squad at Stamford Bridge is stacked with a lot of talent where it can be difficult for young players to break into.
It looks like the Blues may find themselves next season desperately short of options at centre-back, though. Therefore, offloading Tomori and Guehi on permanent deals looks a poor decision right now.
With the futures of Chelsea centre-halves Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger unclear, Chelsea and Granovskaia may be wishing they kept hold of some ready-made replacements.
Chelsea left in defensive mess
Christensen and Rudiger, who are two of the senior defenders in the Blues squad, may head for the exit doors this summer when their contracts expire.
It may be a very tough and very expensive job for Chelsea to find replacements for both.
Definitely, Tomori is someone on paper that would be an ideal player to bring into the squad at Stamford Bridge next season.
The quick 24-year-old centre-back has been a colossus in defence for Italian giants Milan, so selling him does look quite a sizeable mistake.
Likewise, 21-year-old centre-back Guehi has barely put a foot wrong this season at Premier League rivals Palace. He’s even made his senior England debut this year, too.
It’s easy with hindsight to say Chelsea should’ve kept these players, but they are two more to come out of the club’s academy that many were already tipping for huge futures.
The fact they’re performing so well elsewhere should haunt the Blues, especially because centre-backs is exactly what they may need this summer.