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‘So frustrating we didn’t sign him’ … Chelsea fans regret missing out on 27-year-old defender


1 minute read 14/2/2018 | 12:01pm

Former Chelsea target Alex Sandro played the full 90 minutes of Juventus’ 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the first leg of their Champions League knockout tie in Turin on Tuesday night, and Blues fans were quick to have their say on the Brazilian’s display.

Reports in The Telegraph on January 8 suggested that Antonio Conte was keen to bring the left-back to Stamford Bridge both during the summer and in the January transfer window, but the £60m price tag placed upon his head by the Serie A giants proved to be too much for the Premier League holders as they opted to sign Roma’s Emerson Palmieri instead.

The 27-year-old didn’t have a huge influence for his side in their draw against Spurs, but he did show glimpses of the quality that he has, although he also showed that he perhaps isn’t worth as much as Juventus were said to value him at.

Chelsea supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on Alex Sandro, and while one said “so frustrating we didn’t sign him”, another said “Chelsea actually dodged a bullet by not signing Alex Sandro”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…

Now i see the reason why Conte was fighting hard to sign Alex Sandro. He’s areal force in #Juve‘s defence & attack

— yusuf_mukasa (@yusufmukasa4) February 13, 2018

The Juve-Tott match has proved out why we need to sign Alex Sandro.

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