Antonio regrets to sell £40m star to direct Premier League rivals

February 25, 2018

Antonio Conte hinted that the decision to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United was a mistake. The 29-year-old made a switch to Old Trafford during the summer transfer window for £40m.

Having enjoyed a very productive season with AS Monaco, where he managed to win the Ligue 1 trophy and reached the semi-final of the Champions League, Tiemoue Bakayoko was considered as Matic’s replacement.

Undoubtedly, it was an excellent move for the Blues, replacing a 29-year-old midfielder with a 23-year-old without spending a single penny.

Although, France international disappointed to make a beneficial influence with the Premier League winners since departing from Monaco.

Consequently, lots of people have asked whether the club was right to allow the Serbian to leave the Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Conte discussed Matic and affirmed his importance in Chelsea’s Premier League triumph last season. He even suggested that his withdrawal was a blunder.

The Italian manager said the following: ‘About this player, I can talk only really well because he played with us last season.’

‘I think he was one of the key players in winning the title. Now Matic, unfortunately, is playing for Manchester United. I wish him the best. Not on Sunday, but in the future.’