Chelsea has spent £857m on the transfer of players since the takeover by an ownership group led by American Todd Boehly
Chelsea’s Argentine manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has revealed that players are choosing to move to West London because they are feeling something unique about the club, Soccernet.ng reports
The Blues began their season with a thrilling 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge last weekend. The club has been very busy in the transfer window after a disappointing 12th position in the league last term.
They have spent £254m on new players this summer following the arrival of Angelo, Robert Sanchez, Alex Disasi, Lesley Ugochukwu, Nicolas Jackson, Christopher Nkunku, Moises Caicedo, and Romeo Lavia.
Even though the London club won’t be involved in any European adventure this season, the Blues have been able to beat other rivals in signing some of the most sought-after players in the world. An example is the recent case of Ecuador International, Moses Caicedo, who refused to sign for Liverpool despite an agreement reached between the Merseyside club and Brighton.
Belgian teenager, Romeo Lavia, has since followed the path of the former Brighton midfielder in favoring a move to Chelsea amidst interest from Liverpool, and Pochettino believed that there is something special motivating players in deciding to join the club.
That’s about the player’s decision. It’s their decision if they come here. It wasn’t a competition, it was a player’s decision to join us. That makes us very happy and they talk very highly about our owners and our sporting directors in the way they work, The former Tottenham manager said in a press conference
The players wanted to come here because I think they are feeling something special. I hope they are feeling something special
The Argentine also commented on British record signing Moses Caicedo, who joined for a fee of around £115m from Brighton and Hove Albion this week.
The club worked really really hard about that. I have to congratulate the owners and the sporting directors Laurence(Stewart) and Paul(Winstanley) because the deal was amazing.
To add these types of players like Moses or Romeo(Lavia) and all the players singing, I think it was fantastic work from the club and I think we need to congratulate the job they are doing.
He concluded with Romeo Lavia whose signing from Southampton was completed today.
We all know him, his quality, his profile. I think he’s the perfect player for the project.
We are excited and we so happy to add him to the squad.
Chelsea will aim to claim their first victory in this new Premier League campaign when they move across the city to play West Ham United in a London derby on Sunday.