With the recruitment of Marc Cucurella this Friday, the Chelsea transfer window has already reached 186 million euros in expenditure (excluding bonuses). And the London club has no intention of stopping!
Tuchel has very spendthrift new owners…
This summer, the Chelsea transfer window experienced some disappointments: Antonio Rdiger and Andreas Christensen left free, Raphinha and Jules Kound preferred to join FC Barcelona, Ousmane Dembl chose to extend to Catalonia… In short, the London club’s supporters do not have not always had a smile. But the Blues have decided to shake up the transfer window and please their fans.
Already €186m (excluding bonuses) spent
After making two good moves by recruiting winger Raheem Sterling (€56m) and central defender Kalidou Koulibaly (€38m), the 3rd of the last Premier League season has shifted into high gear in recent days: the goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina (Chicago) signed for €9m (excluding bonuses) and midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka arrived from Aston Villa for €18m (excluding bonuses).
This Friday, it was Marc Cucurella who put down his suitcases on the banks of the Thames. The 23-year-old left-back has signed a contract until 2028 with Chelsea, who did not hesitate to pay €65 million (+ €8 million in bonuses) to enlist the Brighton defender, who has long been targeted by Manchester City to compensate for the departure of Oleksandr Zinchenko Arsenal. In total, all these expenses (which do not take into account any bonuses) are already increasing the score by 186 million euros. And it’s far from over!
Big purchases still expected
In search of a central defender, the residents of Stamford Bridge do not lick Wesley Fofana. While Leicester rejected an initial offer of €75m, the London club returned the charge with a new proposal estimated at €82m, according to The Times. Will this offer convince the Foxes? For his part, the former Stéphanois wishes to join London to play in the Champions League and increase his chances, for the moment very chopped, of participating in the 2022 World Cup with the France team.
In the event of Fofana’s transfer, the addition will reach nearly €270 million! And the 300 M€ mark could be crossed by the end of the market since Chelsea are still working on two other files. The London club is interested in midfielder Frenkie de Jong (FC Barcelona), whose price is fixed at €85 million, and could recruit a centre-forward to compensate for the departure on loan of Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) and the possible sale of Timo Werner. Let it be said, Chelsea decided to spend lavishly this t.
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