Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink tells Chelsea not to sign Joao Felix and swoop for Tottenham star instead


Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has warned his old club against paying big-money to sign Joao Felix permanently and would rather see them try to prise Harry Kane away from Tottenham. The big-spending Blues are believed to have paid around £10million to take Felix on loan until the end of the season and the deal did not include an option to buy him outright.

Atletico Madrid are expected to try and secure a fee in excess of the Premier League record £106m Chelsea spent on Enzo Fernandez, though other reports suggest they may settle for around £70m. Hasselbaink, though, is not convinced Felix would justify such a large outlay and wants to see Chelsea make a play for Spurs star Kane, who will only have one year left on his contract in the summer.

‘Chelsea need a striker. Harry Kane might not want to come but Chelsea should try to persuade Harry Kane to join them,’ Hasselbaink told Casinos En Ligne . ‘He might say no, but at least they would have tried. ‘With Kane, he will guarantee you goals wherever he goes. There is still a chance that it might happen.

‘If Tottenham aren’t in the Champions League and even if Chelsea aren’t in the Champions League – their chances are slimmer than Spurs of making the top four at this moment in time – but over the years to come, Chelsea has got a bigger chance of winning trophies and being in the Champions League, this is where Spurs have struggled.

‘Kane has [18 months] left on his contract so they won’t be in a position to ask for £100million, it will be less. ‘Joao Felix is also not worth the reported £124million fee Atletico Madrid are asking for at this moment in time.

‘He might be getting there, I do rate him as a player, but he hasn’t played a lot of football, even for Atletico Madrid. That also means that they don’t rate him, so they can’t ask £124million for him.’

Unfortunately for Chelsea, Tottenham have been very reluctant to do business with them in the past and chairman Daniel Levy is believed to have ruled out selling the striker to a Premier League rival . Turning to a potential move for Jude Bellingham, Hasselbaink continued:

‘The only young player Chelsea should try to sign is Jude Bellingham. Otherwise, I would go down the more experienced route, then you’re only talking about signing two to three players. ‘I think he will come to the Premier League as a massive star for whichever club he signs for and play week in week out whether that’s at Chelsea, Manchester United or Liverpool.

‘If I was his agent or his parents and I’m planning his career, he needs to go somewhere where he is loved and somewhere that is going to make the team better. He won’t be the number one player at Real Madrid right now.’

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