The whole football world has been hit by financial crises due to the coronavirus pandemic. The matchday income has been reduced drastically in wake of the pandemic. Many clubs looked for loan deals and free transfers to sign players.
However, Chelsea was an exception to this, despite the pandemic they managed to spend more than £200m in the transfer window. A large part of it has been the money the club has received from the sales of players like Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata.
Every year Chelsea sends some players on loan and receives income from that as well. Last year they did not make even one signing due to the transfer ban. These two reasons have contributed heavily to their big transfer spending.
Many players like Emerson, Callum Hudson Odoi, Fikayo Tomori, etc. were expected to leave but they did not leave. However, the likes of Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus Cheek, Bakayoko, etc. left the club. The transfer window in some parts of Europe is still too open and some Chelsea players could still leave the club.
The players who could leave Chelsea
According to The Mirror
Out of the five players mentioned, Billy Gilmour seems to be the unlikely departure. The Scot is out for another month due to injury and Chelsea are short in the middle of the park. They only have Kante, Kovacic, Jorginho, and Mount as central midfielders. Thus when he is fit, he can add more depth to the squad.
Baba Rahman is a left-back whose career has been rocked by injuries. He has previously spent loans away from Stamford Bridge. Middlesbrough are said to be the favorites to sign him. Like him, Charly Musonda is another player whose career was hit by injuries.
He recently posted a photo on Instagram showing his recovery. He is a Chelsea academy player. The Belgian’s fellow academy graduates Dujon Sterling and Jake Clarke-Salter could also leave either on loan or permanently, with Championships teams interested in the duo.
What’s next for Frank Lampard
The departure of these players is unlikely to affect the first team. In recent years Chelsea has made this a model of selling players on loan and earning money through it. Lucas Piazon recently slammed Chelsea for using him only for financial purposes.
The idea behind the model is to buy a young player at a good price. Then send them out on loan and recoup that money through his loan fees. In case if he seems good enough he gets a place in the first team otherwise he does not.
The likes of Thibault Courtois, Andreas Christensen, Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Recce James, etc. are some examples who have succeeded through this model. In case if the player is unable to live up to his potential then Chelsea doesn’t mind at all.
They sell the player and with the loan fees added on they are able to make a profit from the transfer of the young player. Recently Chelsea has decided to sell players with buy-back clauses as well.