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“And so, great players can play for any team and if you must take Jorginho out and eliminate him and put Frenkie de Jong in, then I believe that makes Chelsea higher, put it that way. In my mind I do not get that De Jong’s a Chelsea player.

“But at the identical time, that you must recover. Chelsea, Liverpool, City are all the time looking each season, every transfer window, ‘how can we recover? Who can we get to make us higher?’.”

Robson was sitting alongside Nicol and compared the situation to that of Thiago. The Spaniard joined Liverpool from Bayern Munich in 2020 and there have been doubts over his suitability to the Reds.

Thiago was a unique kind of midfielder to what Jurgen Klopp often targeted within the transfer market. But Robson says he has proven to be a top signing and claims De Jong could follow suit and turn into Chelsea’s own Thiago.

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