'Too low, ridiculous': Chelsea fans angered by the reported selling fee for latest player exit
Plenty of Chelsea supporters on social media did not react well to the price Leeds United will be paying for Lewis Bate.
According to Goal, Chelsea have agreed to let go of the youngster for £1.5m, which does not include add-ons or a future sell-on fee.
Bate has gained attraction from across the Premier League after he reportedly turned down a new contract with the Blues.
Liverpool, West Ham United, Leicester City, and Brighton & Hove Albion had been circling his signature.
However, Leeds managed to land Bate’s services for this season in what could be a viewed as bargain buy.
Unless you’re a Chelsea fan, many who felt that £1.5m was merely not enough for a player of his talents.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
I suppose that’s £15m written as £1.5😅— ²⁹Fabian ⭐⭐ (@cfc_Fabian) July 21, 2021
Thought it might of been around the 5m mark with addons— CFC_Panthers (@PanthersCfc) July 21, 2021
😂1.5 mill— ziggyCfC (@Lazylawyerrr) July 21, 2021
£1.5m? What are we doing https://t.co/6SgbEcjjWH— 𝗧 𝗜 〽️ (@CFCTlM) July 21, 2021
1.5m 😭— s⭐⭐ (@TheBatsman23) July 21, 2021
That fee is ridiculous— Emperor of Africa 👑 (@emperorzola) July 21, 2021
Perhaps some of the frustration omitting from Blues followers is the fact Bates is leaving in the first place.
The 18-year-old joins an ever-growing list of academy products who are departing the club.
Fikayo Tomori and Marc Guehi have both sealed permanent moves, whilst Billy Gilmour has joined Norwich City on loan.
Valentino Livramento and Myles Peart-Harris are nearing an exit, as is Tammy Abraham.
Few could blame Bate for wanting to wave goodbye to his childhood team in search of more first-team opportunities.
There is absolutely no guarantee he will play for Thomas Tuchel’s side this year.
This isn’t certified at Leeds either, although his odds are a lot more favourable.