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Total redirects for a website, you want to avoid having a huge amount of code in your htaccess because it can impact site performance
Total redirects for a single url (URL A redirects to URL B redirects to URL C) this is not good because each redirect loses some link juice. It is not a big loss but you ideally want to avoid this. This is a more common problem as websites might implement redirects each time they redesign and it starts to build up. I have seen old sites with their urls going through a chain of 7 redirects
Link A is internally linked from various pages - Is that the concern?