Chelsea loanee Ike Ugbo is currently plying his trade in the second division with Roda JC Kerkrade. Dutch club using Chelsea money to pay squad instead of Chelsea loanee.
Roda JC have won just one game from eight games in their league so far. They just got a new investor this summer – Mauricio Garcia de la Vega, a Mexican banker. But still, the club is in crisis and has millions of debt. They even lack funds to pay their players. Roda are on the brink of crisis. Dutch club using Chelsea money to pay squad instead of Chelsea loanee.
The situation has become so dire, that Roda have started using the money Chelsea send each month for Ugbo to pay their players instead. With €48,000 per month, the striker loaned from Chelsea earns about ten times what teammates earn. As compensation, Chelsea transfers €43,000 a month to Roda. Roda then supplement and pay Ugbo’s salary.
This time, the financial burdens are already so great that the club paid Ugbo’s salary not to him, but to his teammates. Reasoning was rather one angry big earner than panic in the entire selection.
Roda-spits Ugbo kreeg deze maand als enige geen salaris. De 43k die Chelsea voor hem overmaakt, gebruikte Roda om zijn medespelers te betalen. Een reconstructie, van een ongelukkig huwelijk tussen een voetbalclub en een investeerder die niet investeert. https://t.co/MP9fzhX8lL
— Fabian van der Poll (@FabvdPoll) September 29, 2019
While the police and mayor advised the new investor against visiting the home match against De Graafschap on Friday for security reasons, Garcia de la Vega went to the stadium in the evening. ” Fuck off Mauricio “, he read on the banners along the railing. The atmosphere became gloomy at the stadium.