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Chelsea has an outstanding record of transfer income as per Romano

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Transfer news veteran Fabrizio Romano has commended Chelsea for their astute player-selling strategy. Thus, noting that statistics reveal they have generated the highest transfer income over the past decade.

In an exclusive interview with CaughtOffside for his Daily Briefing column, Romano elaborated on Chelsea’s successful approach. He highlighted their effective model of acquiring young talents and capitalizing on them for profit. Additionally, he commended the club for the strategic decision to sell the legendary figure Eden Hazard to Real Madrid at a opportune time.

Hazard departed Chelsea at the height of his abilities, and his performance at the Bernabeu never quite matched that level. Consequently, it’s evident that Chelsea would have foregone a significant sum if they had retained him a bit longer.

Chelsea’s success in capitalizing on homegrown talents, including players like Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Fikayo Tomori, contributes to their top position in sales over the last decade. Despite not being perceived as a typical selling club like Benfica and Monaco, Chelsea has been adeptly managing player transactions.

What did Romano say about Chelsea transfer model?

Romano stated:

“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.”

“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 necessary 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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