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“Too much money”: Former Bayern Munich president slams Chelsea for overpaying on one transfer

Ex-Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeneß has given his verdict on one Chelsea summer transfer. Uli believes that Chelsea have paid too much to Brighton for Moises Caicedo. The Blues have made some huge money moves in recent windows including Enzo Fernandez and Caicedo. Moreover, the latter one is a club-record for a staggering £115m.

Caicedo and Fernandez have both been key players under Mauricio Pochettino this season, often partnering each other in the middle of the park. Moreover, they were both praised by Roy Keane for their displays in Chelsea’s 3-1 win against Aston Villa midweek.

Uli Hoeneß suggests Bayern will never spend like Chelsea

The former German club head believes that the Bavarians will never be paying such a mammoth amount for a player like the Ecuadorian. Speaking to Frankfurter Allgemeine, he said

“I looked at Moises Caicedo. I thought to myself: Spend €127m on him? Others are welcome to do that. But FC Bayern will certainly never do that because it is simply too much money for us — regardless of the qualities of this player.”

Caicedo has been decent for Chelsea in the recent weeks

The midfielder has been pretty much fair at Stamford Bridge so far this season. Last season, he made 2.7 tackles per game in the Premier League, which was the highest average in the Seagulls’ squad. However, it may seem too early to judge him for his gigantic price money. He is still quite young at 22 and had not played at a big English club before joining Chelsea. In fact, he did not arrive at Stamford Bridge with a wealth of Premier League experience in general. Moreover, he was also not a part of Brighton for a considerable amount of time. He played just 45 matches for the Seagulls in all competitions before making it to Stamford Bridge.

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