After a long sales process that generated a bidding battle between top billionaires, the Todd Boehly group has been chosen as the most favoured bidders to become the future owner of Chelsea football club.
The final sum for the deal is expected to be in the area of £3.5–£4 billion, breaking the record for the most expensive sports franchise purchased, surpassing the £2.5 billion spent by Joseph Tsai for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets in 2019.
The takeover must still be approved by the UK government and Premier League officials before it can be completed.
Todd Boehly is an American businessman who expressed interest in purchasing Chelsea in 2019 by submitting a £2.2 billion proposal, which was turned down by Roman Abramovich.
He went on to offer an interview after his attempt to acquire Chelsea in 2019 was denied, declaring his ambition to own a Premier League team. After Roman Abramovich announced his desire to sell Chelsea in 2022, he has put his determination into action by forming a group of wealthy billionaires to purchase Chelsea.
The Todd Boehly group has been chosen to usher in a new era as the club’s new owners, and they intend to do so in the best possible way.
In this piece, we’ll look at the first things the new Chelsea owners may do to kick-start their new era at the club.
1. Hold Talks With The Chelsea Manager
One of the first things that would be done by the new owners of the club, is to hold direct talks with some of the major staffs of the club, which the team manager Thomas Tuchel is one of the important staff member they could meet.
The Chelsea boss has been brilliant for the club since he came in, and was very vital for the club during their uncertain period. Despite the uncertainties that surrounded the club, the Chelsea manager has insisted that he want to remain at the club beyond the end of this season.
The Chelsea boss is one important person that the new owners would need to hold early talks with, on what he wants for the team to improve them, get to know how they would support him in transfer dealings, and probably give him an improve and extended contract.
2. Make A Huge Statement In The Transfer Market
With the summer transfer window just around the corner, the new Chelsea owners would have to show their intents of sustaining the club’s status as a big club, by making huge transfer signings in the upcoming transfer window.
Chelsea would need some major transfer signings, in the defense, midfield, and in attack as well, sending £250– 300 million on transfer target in the upcoming transfer window would make Chelsea a really strong side to compete on all fronts, with Thomas Tuchel in charge.
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