Get ready for a wild ride, Nigerian football fans! Chelsea’s been making it rain with a jaw-dropping $600 million splurge on new signings, and Sport News Today is here to spill the tea on this colossal spending spree!
Arsenal seemed to have Ukrainian superstar Mykhailo Mudryk in the bag during the January transfer window, but Chelsea, now backed by American tycoon Todd Boehly, swooped in and snatched the 22-year-old forward for a cool $75 million. Add a $35 million bonus payment, and Mudryk’s former club, Shakhtar Donetsk, is laughing all the way to the bank.
But the shopping frenzy didn’t stop there! Chelsea shattered the British record on deadline day with a whopping $132 million deal for Enzo Fernández, rounding out a manic January spending spree that topped $350 million and brought eight fresh faces to the club.
Back in May, the UK government greenlit Chelsea’s sale to an ownership group led by Boehly for a staggering $5 billion. Previously under the thumb of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, the Blues have since embarked on a spending rampage, with Boehly dropping over $600 million on transfers since he took the reins.
The new boss didn’t waste any time shaking things up, ditching coach Thomas Tuchel – who steered Chelsea to Champions League glory in 2020/21 – and replacing him with Graham Potter.
Boehly’s no stranger to the sports world, holding stakes in major franchises like MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers, NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, and WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks.
Dan Dormer of the ‘London Is Blue Podcast’ dished to CNN Sport, saying, “It also has been a little draining because it feels like every day we’re waking up to a new link or a new story.”
So, Nigerian football enthusiasts, buckle up and prepare for some edge-of-your-seat action as Chelsea’s new signings hit the pitch and turn up the heat in the Premier League!
First seen here : https://edition.cnn.com/2023/02/01/football/chelsea-transfers-todd-boehly-spt-intl/index.html