Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solkehol has gone on to reveal why Chelsea surprisingly sold Nemanja Matic to rivals Manchester United this summer.
Chelsea allowed Nemanja Matic to join Manchester United this summer and while the Blues did receive a sizeable £40million from the sale of the Serbian star to Old Trafford, many were left baffled as to why the defending Premier League champions would choose to sell one their most crucial players as well as at the same time, strengthen their rivals.
The poor judgment on the part of Chelsea was further exacerbated by the fact that Blues lost their opening game of the Premier League campaign against Burnley, where they definitely missed the presence of Matic while United went on to claim a comprehensive 4-0 triumph over West Ham United, with the 29-year-old playing a starring role.
If the first gameweek of the current Premier League campaign is anything to go by then Chelsea have most certainly made a huge aberration regarding Matic’s sale but it has now emerged that the Blues’ hands were forced.
According to respected Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solkehol, Matic was the one who wanted to make the move to United due to his desire to work with Jose Mourinho once again and with the midfielder having only two years remaining on his deal at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea had no other option but to sell.
Chelsea wanted to keep Matic but he wanted to go. Had two years left on contract & wasn’t going to sign new deal. Why sell to rival though?
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 13, 2017