Jose Mourinho has a proven track record of signing young player with big potential to only give up on them way too soon. Here is a list of just some of the players the manager has deemed not good enough in his past.
Romelu Lukaku played just twice under jose mourinho before being sent out on loan to Everton where he scored 15 goals in 2013-2014. Mourinho was not impressed enough to prevent the player from moving to Everton in a £30m transfer the next summer. Lukaku has scored 25 league goals for Everton and has reached an agreement with a new club, The new club is highly likely to be Chelsea after Antonio Conte expressed his desire to replace Diego Costa with the Belgium. If this is true Chelsea has sign Lukaku back but have paid more than double for the man’s service again after Mourinho let the man go.
Mourinho decided the italian was surplus to requirements while being at Inter Milan. Jose let a 22-year-old Bonucci leave the club for Juventus for a mere £3.4m where he would go onto win six Seria A titles and just last season be a part in one of the most solid defensive teams in europe. Just last summer Bonucci was in a transfer saga with a move to Manchester City to work with Pep Guardiola. The reported some of money at the time was around £43m but the Italian defender decided against a move in favour of a new four-year deal at Juventus.
Juan Mata Chelsea’s player of the year in 2012-2013 was to be usurped by Oscar after Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea at the end of the season. This allowed the spanish playmaker to leave in a £30m deal to join Manchester United in the January transfer window. Mourinho would then later join Manchester United in his managerial campaign to which Juan Mata would become to play a big part in his Europa League winning squad of 2016-2017.
Kevin De Bruyne
Mourinho was quoted as calling the belgium “an upset kid” while also criticising his efforts in training which would then turn into a move away Stamford Bridge of the playmaker in an £18m move to Wolfsburg. It would then take a £54.5m transfer to Manchester City to bring the player back to the premier league after just one season at Wolfsburg. Kevin De Bruyne has gained 18 assists in the 2016-2017 season under Pep Guardiola which is more than any other player in the Premier League and is regarded as one of the best attacking midfielders in europe.