John Terry has spoken out about Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah and explained why Chelsea don’t regret selling the trio.
De Bruyne, who was at Chelsea from 2012-14, is being widely tipped to win the various player of the year awards that will be dished out at the end of the season; such has been his form for Manchester City this term.
Same can equally be said of Egyptian live wire, Mo Salah.
Salah returned to the Premier League with Liverpool over the summer and has been sensational. His 14 premier league goals so far this season is the highest in the division. He was on Chelsea’s books up until 2016 but only had 13 Premier League appearances over his two years at Stamford Bridge.
Romelu Lukaku who spearheads the Read devils attack, moved to Manchester for £75million over the summer and has 10 Premier League this season.
However, Chelsea at the time, were not prepared to let the trio grow into the world beaters they would become and sold Lukaku to Everton, De Bruyne to Wolfsburg and Salah to Roma.
Years later and the threesome are all top Premier League players.
But Chelsea legend, John Terry, believes that the Stamford Bridge club did the right thing.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Terry explained that Chelsea do not regret their decision because, at the time, their departures didn’t weaken the team.
“At the time they didn’t make our team stronger,” said Terry. “Let’s not forget we were one of the best teams the Premier League has ever seen when they arrived.
“When they came in, they couldn’t make a big enough impact to sustain and keep their place. It’s very difficult to do.
“Even at Chelsea now, Andreas Christensen has come in, done great and now David Luiz is out and fighting for his place.
“When you’re a younger player, you can’t set the world alight in the last group game in the Champions League when you’ve already qualified.
“Sometimes you need to go away. I did it when I was younger. I went away and got a bit of game time, grew up a little bit and came back a better player. That’s what you have to do at these top clubs.”