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Mourinho names Newcastle players past and present who he’d be happy with

5 years ago

Jose Mourinho has named Georginio Wijnaldum and Yohan Cabaye as two of three players he’d happily take to Stamford Bridge.

Emphasising the buying power of the Premier League, Mourinho named those past and present Newcastle players along with Max Gradel, as players who are good enough for the title winners.

Bournemouth are reported to have paid over £7m to take Ivory Coast international Gradel from St. Etienne.

The Chelsea boss thinks that any team will be capable of beating another in the coming season due to the increasing strength around the Premier League, with a minimum of five real title contenders according to Mourinho.

Of course Newcastle have had an impressive record against the blues in recent years, despite being a disappointment overall.

The last three times that Chelsea have visited St James Park, United have been victorious.

Speaking to the BBC, Jose Mourinho:

“There will be more times when the non-title contenders win matches against the title contenders

“It’s also difficult because they have players who could play in our teams – Cabaye could play for Chelsea, Wijnaldum could play for Chelsea, Gradel could play for Chelsea.”

Every club…:

“You have a minimum of five title contenders and then the other teams get stronger and stronger.¬†Every club has very good players so I think it’s difficult for the top teams in England because of the competitive nature.”

“I think nobody can complain because everybody is investing – you go to Watford, you go to Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Stoke, every club.”


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