Within a period of no more than 14 months, Chelsea’s spending on deals to include new players approached the barrier of one billion euros, benefiting from the wealth of its new owner, American businessman Todd Boyle.
And the Spanish newspaper “Mundo Deportivo” confirmed that Chelsea have spent nearly one billion euros on 23 transfer deals since the summer transfer market for the year 2022 until now, that is, during 3 transfer periods.
The 19-year-old young Belgian, Romeo Lavia, was the latest Chelsea deal and his Argentine coach, Mauricio Pochettino, as the “Blues” announced his inclusion from Southampton on Friday.
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– Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 18, 2023
The total spending of Chelsea in the last three periods (summer 2022 – winter 2023 – summer 2023) amounted to 996.5 million euros, which prompted the Spanish newspaper to say, “Chelsea does not stop and it seems that they have an inexhaustible source of funds, as it does not stop moving in the current transfer market.” “.
Here are all the deals concluded by Chelsea in the last three periods, including those for the current summer, in addition to the value of each of them:
Summer transfer market 2023
Moises Caicedo from Brighton – 116 million euros.
Romeo Lavia from Southampton – 62.1 million euros.
Christopher Nkunku from Leipzig – 60 million euros.
Axel Desassi from Monaco – 45 million euros.
Nico Jackson from Villarreal – 37 million euros.
Leslie Ogochukwu from Rennes – 27 million euros.
Robert Sanchez – from Brighton – 23 million euros.
Angelo from Santos – 15 million euros.
Winter transfer market 2022-2023
Enzo Fernandez from Benfica – 121 million euros.
Mykhailo Modric, from Shakhtar Donetsk, 70 million euros.
Benoit Badiachel from Monaco – 38 million euros.
Noni Madueki from PSV – 35 million euros.
Malo Gusto from Lyon – 30 million euros.
Andre Santos from Vasco da Gama – 12.5 million euros.
David Fofana from Molde – 12 million euros.
Joao Felix loan from Atletico Madrid – 11 million euros.
Summer transfer market 2022
Wesley Fofana from Leicester City – 80.4 million euros.
Mark Cucurella from Brighton – 65.3 million euros.
Raheem Sterling from Manchester City – 56.2 million euros.
Kalidou Coulibaly from Napoli – 38 million euros.
Karney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa – 18 million euros.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona – 12 million euros.
Gabriel Slonina from Chicago Fire – 9 million euros.
Denis Zakaria on loan from Juventus – 3 million euros.
Meanwhile, an interesting statistic confirmed that Chelsea has outperformed its spending on all La Liga clubs, with the total expenditures of La Liga clubs since the summer of 2022 to date amounting to about 894 million euros.
💰 Transfer spending since the summer of 2022:
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2⃣🇮🇹 SERIE A €1.59 Billion
3⃣🇫🇷 League 1 €1.35 Billion
4 ⃣ 🇩🇪 Bundesliga € 1.16 Billion
5 ⃣ 🔵 Chelsea € 934 Million
6⃣ 🇪🇸 LA Liga €894 Million
7⃣ 🇸🇦 Saudi Pro League €559 Million
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– Football Talk (@FootballTalkHQ) August 16, 2023
According to the same statistics, the English Premier League is the most spent in the same period with about 5.1 billion euros, followed by the Italian League, whose clubs spent 1.59 billion euros, then the French League with 1.35 billion euros, the German League with 1.16 billion euros, then Chelsea fifth, and after them the “La Liga” clubs. In sixth place.
The Spanish Pep Guardiola, coach of Manchester City, the English Premier League champion, did not hide his grumbling about the huge deals for his rival Chelsea, indicating that the judgment on his team in terms of spending on deals differs from other clubs, and indicated that he would have been “killed” if he had spent like Chelsea in the last 12 months.
“We would have been scrutinized in a way you can’t imagine,” Guardiola said. I couldn’t sit here. If we spent like Chelsea did in the last two transfer windows, you would kill me.”
“We have to see what happens in the market and if we are able to do that and pay what we think is fair… In the end, we will pay the fair price to sign players,” he added. Otherwise, we have an academy.”