New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is prepared to spend big in his first summer market
The American billionaire sat in the stands on Saturday to see Chelsea draw 2-2 with Wolves after being formally announced as Roman Abramovich’s successor, and he is already planning his transfer strategy for when he is acknowledged as the club’s new owner.
According to the London Evening Standard, Boehly, who also owns the LA Dogers baseball team, plans to make a “major investment” this summer to strengthen Chelsea’s transfer activity, amid worries that the club has fallen behind following months of severe fines.
With serious worries’ that the club has been playing ‘catch-up’ after being unable to acquire new players due to financial constraints in recent months, the desire to reinforce has only grown.
This isn’t necessarily a big declaration of lavish spending – it’s simply an acknowledgement that the club has lost crucial months of work since the takeover began, and will need to work hard from now on just to catch up with their rivals, who have managed to steal a march on the Blues on every front.
Two senior players have already left on free transfers, and numerous more appear to be on their way out. That implies that merely getting the squad back to its present level will be difficult, let alone enhancing it.
So, before supporters get too excited about a Roman-style rampage, they should be mindful that even standing still will necessitate some significant forward motion.
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