Chelsea’s transfer strategy across the last twelve months has come under massive scrutiny and given Chelsea’s league position that has become justified. Some of the numbers involved have never been seen in English football in such as short space of time.
Former Middlesbrough midfielder and current NBC pundit, Robbie Mustoe has been speaking exclusively to The Byline on the current issues taking place at Stamford Bridge and offered some insight as to why Boehly/Clearlake spent so heavily, mainly in the summer of 2022 and January 2023.
He told The Byline;
“I wouldn’t have spent (I have the reason why they did it) all that money so quickly, when you haven’t got the professionals in charge. But my understanding is and its from a very very good source that the financial problems that was left with the club, that the new ownership had to go through all the books and by the way they are pretty thorough with all this stuff and there was so many dodgy looking things in the accounts the club thought that they were gonna get done.
Which they have been done, they had been done by the way, they’ve been fined. The club were worried that they were gonna get another transfer ban and to jump ahead of that potential transfer ban when they said the accounts are here and we admit there’s some problems here and some dodgy agents or whatever it is. They thought they had to stack up on players.”
For those that need reminding, back in January Chelsea signed Enzo Fernandez, Badiashile, Datro Fofana, Gusto, Mudryk and Madueke. With Chelsea in Champions League action the blues could only register 3 players which saw Madueke, Badiashile and Datro Fofana left out entirely. Chelsea also signed Felix on loan whilst only letting Jorginho leave that naturally saw a bloated squad which included excluding Aubameyang.
To this date Chelsea still remain under investigation by the Premier League and have only been fined by UEFA.
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