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Sky pundit says £50m star Chelsea wanted to sign now ‘struggling’ for relegation side


Stephen Warnock has slammed the performances of one-time Chelsea transfer target Amadou Onana at Sean Dyche’s Everton.

The former left-back pointed out that there has been past talk of Amadou Onana ‘playing at a higher level’, but, as of this moment, he is ‘struggling’ at relegation-threatened Everton, as he told The Football Show on Sky Sports.

As the whole footballing world has seen during the past few transfer windows, Chelsea have spent and signed players for the whole world, including interest in the ‘£50 million-rated’, Amadou Onana.

That transfer didn’t happen, with Chelsea splashing their cash elsewhere on the likes of Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo – both cost over £100 million.

Either way, as Chelsea struggles under yet another manager, Amadou Onana is going through his own issues for an Everton team yet to win a Premier League game this season.

This is after the Toffees survived by the skin of their teeth on the last day of the previous campaign.

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Amadou Onana struggles

“They are talking about Amadou Onana playing at a higher level,” said Warnock. “He is struggling to play at Everton, at the moment. Don’t get me wrong, confidence is low.

“Idrissa Gueye, really poor. On the ball, he isn’t good enough. They are your two central midfielders, and you want them to win the ball back and then retain the ball.

“They couldn’t keep the ball (against Arsenal). Didn’t look up to the pace of the game. Really struggled.”

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Chelsea and Everton spending

Whilst Everton have cut down on spending big during these last few years, as they recover from getting mauled by their past spending woes.

They still have something in common with Chelsea and that’s proving that money doesn’t mean everything in the game.

The quicker the powers that be at Goodison Park leave, the better it is for everyone involved.

As for Todd Boehly at Chelsea, yes that £1 billion spent has landed him and the team flat on their face, but he will point towards the number of young stars he has brought in and how this is a long-term project.

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