Chelsea are causing a stir in the market
Chelsea have endured one of the toughest seasons in recent history… but are on their way back.
Rahim Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly are the new parts that Tuchel added to the squad to return to title contention as fresh tunes rush across Stamford Bridge.
After winning the Champions League, expectations were high and the big-money signing of Romelu Lukaku only increased them. Everything has gone wrong since.
The Belgian didn’t work out and the €115m was wasted.
Shortly after, the Russian invasion of Ukraine ended the glorious “Abramovich era” (the best in the club’s history), not without a few months of absolute uncertainty around the London club.
Now under new ownership Todd Boehlya new era begins in central London… and it has begun with a bang, as the Blues seek to catch up liverpool and Manchester City.
Recover from departures
Losing Rudiger at Real Madrid and Christensen in Barcelona as free agents was a blow. Tuchel lost two important members of the defense – notably the German – and didn’t receive a euro for either.
In addition, the possible departures of Marcos Alonso and Azpilicuetaboth supervised by Barcelonaincreased unrest in chelseatransfer market.
Meanwhile, a shadow of doubt grew over Stamford Bridge: Will Boehly invest as much money as Abramovich once did?
It didn’t take long to answer this question. And while the rumors surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo resounded throughout England, chelsea were on the move.
Without bearing De Ligttheir first target, two strikes were made: one in attack and the other in defence.
Two signatures of big names
First Raheem Sterling, then Kalidou Koulibaly. The English winger arrives to strengthen the attack and provide the best possible complement to Havertzwhich has sometimes been isolated.
With the departure of Lukaku and Werner’s disappointing performances, the experience of Sterling will bring numbers and assured performance to the Les Bleues attack.
The transfer is also a coup for a player who turns 28 in December and whose contract expired in 2023.
Nearly 60 million euros, according to the BBC, for a player who turns 28 in December.
Whether the deal is positive or not, it shows the financial muscle that Boehly wields.
Then there is Koulibalythe central defender who will support chelsea‘s backline and accompany Thiago Silva and Chalobah.
The Senegalese defender arrives from Naples, where he was an idol. His contract expired in 2023 and his departure leaves all parties happy.
The player lands a huge contract (10 million euros net per season until 2027, reports ‘Sky Italia’), and Napoli collects 40 million euros for a 31-year-old player who was due to end his contract in 2023 and who didn’t. I don’t want to repeat…
More, chelsea sign one of the best centre-backs in Europe over the past decade.
And there is more to come…
But that’s not the end of the story. Chelsea and Boehly have extra money in their pockets if they need it.
There are Gabriel Sloninathe 18-year-old American goalkeeper who chose Chelsea over Real Madrid… although he will remain on loan for an additional season in Chicago.
You also need an extra defender with Akethe name on the table for weeks as Jules Kounde remains on the back burner…may soon be a favourite.
And switch to midfield…keep an eye on Frankie de Jongwhich we were already talking about Boehlytrip to Barcelona.