Transfer expert defends one side of Chelsea’s policy, praising their excellent job

Transfer expert defends one side of Chelsea’s policy, praising their excellent job

Chelsea have come in for plenty of criticism for their transfer policy in recent seasons, and rightly so.

The last 18 months have seen them spend more than a billion and get worse. It’s been a slow motion car crash, with the flaws in the strategy horrifyingly obvious to those of us watching on.

But buying players is only half of the battle, and the sales side of thing is always an area we’ve been better in. Someone very qualified to assess that sort of thing is Fabrizio Romano, and speaking on Caughtoffside’s Daily Briefing he was very positive about the work done in terms of outgings, especially last summer.

“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.”

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