Transfer expert praises “smart business” in current Chelsea dealings
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has been speaking on one big current Chelsea subject today, and he makes some interesting points indeed.
Speaking exclusively to CaughtOffside for his Daily Briefing column, Romano explained that the Blues have long had a good model for buying young talents and cashing in on them for a profit, whilst also praising them for making the bold decision to sell legendary figure Eden Hazard to Real Madrid at just the right moment.
Some of Chelsea’s transfer business has come under the microscope lately and has actually drawn some criticisms.
Many believe they have neglected the here and the now and that only signing young players has been a mistake. I tend to agree.
However, I can also acknowledge that they have made some smart moves as well, and some of our outgoing deals we have pulled off have truly been incredible and much needed.
“I think it’s been part of Chelsea’s model – they’ve done some smart business by signing many players, many young talents, sending them on loan and then selling at the right moment,” Romano said.
“Even last summer I think they did excellent job with the outgoings, bringing in good fees for players like Mason Mount and Kai Havertz – and it was absolutely needed from a technical and financial point of view.
“Another example is Eden Hazard, who was a wonderful player who they sold at exactly the right moment, this was something smart, even if it was not easy to lose a star like Hazard.”