The Chelsea football club’s 2nd – transfer window under their new American ownership is demonstrating to be as extremely busy just like their 1st – transfer window.
On Saturday, January 7th, 2023 Chelsea managed to sign 2 – more great football players that includes the Ivory Coast forward in David Datro Fofana as well as the 18 – year – old Brazilian midfielder in Andrey Santos. These moves come only a couple of days after Chelsea purchased the French defender in Benoît Badiashile on Thursday, January 5th, 2023.
David Datro Fofana
The now 20 – year – old, Fofana, signed with the Chelsea football club for a 6 and a ½ – year contract following him coming from the Norwegian champion, Molde, where Fofana managed to compile 24 – goal scores to go along with his 10 – assists over the course of his 65 – games with Molde.
“Hello dear fans, I’m here, I’ve arrived well and I’m very happy to sign for the club of my dreams,” David Datro Fofana explained.
Santos, who has recently been represented by Brazil at the under-20 level looks like he might be one of the best up and coming football players for the future following him signing from Brazilian football club in Vasco da Gama.
“It’s a very big opportunity for me,” the Brazilian midfielder, Andrey Santos, who is just recently coming off of a first as well as only season as a regular player on Vasco da Gama’s club, revealed. “This is a big club playing in big competitions like the Premier League so I am very excited.”
Chelsea Spending Big under their new American Ownership
Chelsea did not publicly reveal the individual amount of money that they spent on Fofana as well as Santos, but the powerhouse English Premier League club reportedly paid approximately up to 25 million pounds or $30 million combined for the 2 – young star players. That is obviously in addition to the reported 34 million pounds or $40 million that Chelsea dropped to sign Badiashile.
Not too long ago the Chelsea football club experienced a change in ownership which took place at the end of the previous professional football season, with Roman Abramovich’s 19 – year reign as the owner of Chelsea concluded and a group which was led by the American businessman in Todd Boehly, a part – owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who purchased the Chelsea football club for 2.5 billion pounds which at that time was around $3.2 billion.
During the previous summer transfer window, Chelsea spent somewhere near $300 million on new players which was a record amount by any English football club. They were able to acquire the likes of the uncapped French center back in Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella, and Raheem Sterling who all joined Chelsea for huge sums of money. Now we will see if all that big spending will pay off once club play resumes sometime soon.
Douglas, Steve. “Chelsea signs 2 more players early in transfer window”. The Associated Press. Saturday, January 7, 2023.