The Daily Mail has reported that Chelsea are expressing concerns following the transfers of Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic to Manchester United and Manchester City, respectively. The club appears to be worried about the impact of these departures. And the possible consequences they may have on the team’s performance. Let’s delve deeper into the details to understand the nature of these concerns.
According to the article, Tottenham is reportedly in interest in signing Conor Gallagher as a potential replacement for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. West Ham is also to be targeting Gallagher as they seek to fill the void left by Declan Rice. However, Chelsea is growing increasingly concerned about strengthening their rivals by allowing these transfers to happen. The club has already seen Mason Mount join Manchester United in a £60 million deal. While Mateo Kovacic has made a move to Manchester City for £25 million. These departures have raised worries within Chelsea about bolstering their competitors during the summer transfer window.
Chelsea is reportedly hesitant to strengthen another Premier League rival by allowing Conor Gallagher to join Tottenham. However, the possibility of Gallagher’s departure could arise if Chelsea secures the signing of Moises Caicedo from Brighton. As in mention by the Daily Mail. According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea is in expectation to make a fresh bid for Caicedo after their initial offer of £70 million was in rejection. The Ecuadorian midfielder is to be eager for the move to happen.
Chelsea and their rivals situations
In our perspective, if Chelsea’s rivals are offering the best financial terms for unwanted players. There is no harm in conducting business with them. Regardless of Mateo Kovacic’s departure. in Manchester City is expectation to remain a strong force in the upcoming 2023/24 campaign. Similarly, Mason Mount alone is unlikely to single-handedly transform Manchester United into a completely different team. Therefore, Chelsea need not overly worry about the impact of their rivals acquiring these players.
Indeed, the transfers of Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic, which generated a combined £85 million for Chelsea, were astute business deals considering both players had only one year remaining on their contracts. This represents excellent business acumen from those at Stamford Bridge.
As long as the funds is in receive from these sales are reinvested in players whom Mauricio Pochettino believes can make a significant impact for Chelsea, there should be no cause for concern about selling to Premier League rivals. By strategically utilizing these funds to strengthen the squad, Chelsea can continue to build a competitive team under Pochettino’s guidance.
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