Dj very active in the off-season, Chelsea dynamited the winter transfer window with nearly 330 million euros spent. Crazy investments from the English club, which only sold one player during the month of January.
What stung Todd Boehly?
It is customary to say that the winter transfer window is a transfer window of adjustments. It must be believed that not all clubs have the same definition. If Paris Saint-Germain pays 0 euros to increase its workforce, this is not the case with Chelsea.
€611.49 million out of the total for the year!
In addition to having played a bad trick on the champion of France with Hakim Ziyech, the London formation has costs without counting. Remember the 281.99 million euros spent the offseason to attract Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella, Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gabriel Sionina. A few months ago, these investments caused a lot of talk. Obviously not enough to take care of Todd Boehly.
In January, the new owner of the Blues agreed to pay, excluding bonuses, the tidy sum of … 329.5 million euros. Never had a team achieved such madness during the season. The investment record for a financial year (summer and winter transfer window included), dating back to 2020-2021, with 247.2 million euros released, has largely been beaten. Taking into account the last two windows, the resident of Stamford Bridge paid 611.49 million euros!
Fernandez, 6th most expensive player in history
To forget recent disappointing months, Chelsea have completed their biggest and most expensive purchase in Premier League history with the arrival of Enzo Fernandez from Benfica for 121 million euros. The Argentinian midfielder has also become the sixth most expensive player behind Neymar (€222m at Paris SG), Kylian Mbapp (€180m at Paris SG), Philippe Coutinho (€160m at Bara), Ousmane Dembl (145 M€ at Bara) and Joao Flix (127.2 M€ at Atlético).
In addition to the world champion, the Blues have attracted Myhaylo Mudryk for 70 million euros, could add 30 million euros in bonuses. Benot Badiashile (€38m), Noni Madueke (€35m), Malo Gusto (€30m), Andrey Santos (€12.5m), David Dietro Fofana (€12m) and Joao Flix (loan of €11m) €) €) all arrived at the same time, almost anonymously, to increase the workforce managed by Graham Potter.
A single sale
To circumvent financial fair play, Chelsea had the good idea to play with the rules by signing very long-term contracts, sometimes until June 2031, to spread out payments over several years. In terms of sales, there was practically nothing seen except Jorginho, cd for 11.3 million euros Arsenal, Tuesday, a report of a few deniers to the wealthy American businessman. It remains to be seen what Chelsea will do with a team where the positions have been tripled…
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