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Todd Boehly’s ambition doesn’t appeal to everyone. Arrived at the head of the Blues after his takeover of the club last May, the American businessman multiplies the leads on this transfer window, which is obviously not to the taste of some.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has criticized the new Chelsea chairman’s methods via The Overlap podcast where he was a guest.
“American Todd Boehly, looks like he wants to play Football Manager. He wanders around a bit and at the club they seem a bit panicked now.”
After recruiting Kalidou Koulibaly for €40m, the London club was then linked with numerous leads. The Blues have failed in the files leading to Jules Koundé and Raphinha, both left for Barça, and are now attacking Wesley Fofana. Prior to that, an interest in Frenkie de Jong had been mentioned following lengthy negotiations between the player and Manchester United. Finally, Marc Cucurella should engage with Chelsea who short-circuited the transfer of the Spanish defender to Manchester City when he was a priority for Pep Guardiola. Behavior that infuriates the former England international.
“We wonder if he’s coming for Frenkie de Jong because he feels like he has to do something. […] He wouldn’t have had this pressure if he had kept the people who were there and let them manage for a year or two. […] Let’s be clear, first they react to what is available and what other clubs are doing. Secondly, we hear the name of Todd Boehly too much, it takes up too much space. Look what they are doing at Manchester City, Txiki Begiristain is the sporting director.”
Gary Neville has strongly criticized the recruitment methods of the new owner of the Blues. Arrived at the head of the Blues after his takeover of the club last May, the American businessman multiplies the leads on this transfer window, which is obviously not to the taste of some.