Chelsea have already set a new record for the amount spent on transfers in one season – an impressive €425.5 million, according to Transfermarkt, after the signing of Mudryk from Shakhtar for €70 plus €30 in bonuses. This surpasses Real Madrid’s previous record of €355.5 million in 2019/20.
But how have the Londoners managed to make such an investment without breaking the rules of Financial Fair Play, both the Premier League’s and UEFA’s?
It is not certain that they will succeed, but the secret lies in the long contracts that the most recent reinforcements have signed – Mudryk for eight and a half years, Badiashile and Datro Fofana for seven and a half. This allows Chelsea to spread the costs (transfer fees and salaries) over a longer period, with a smaller annual impact – in Mudryk’s case, for example, the impact on this season’s accounts, excluding salary, will only be €4.1 million. At the same time, the Blues are already making commitments for the future, with contracts running until 2030 and 2031.
Chelsea Football Club has recently made a bold move to secure the future of their star players. The club has signed long-term contracts with some of their key players, including Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, and David Luiz.
The move is seen as a way for Chelsea to ensure that their star players remain with the club for the foreseeable future. The contracts are expected to keep the players at the club for up to five years, which is a significant commitment from the club.
The reason for signing these long-term contracts is to ensure that the club is able to continue to build a strong and successful team. Chelsea has been one of the most successful Premier League teams in recent years, and it is important for the club to keep their best players around for the long term.
The contracts also provide the players with the security of knowing that they will remain at the club for the foreseeable future. This is an important factor for any player, as it gives them the opportunity to focus on their development and performance without worrying about their future.
The long-term contracts also provide the club with a degree of financial stability. By signing long-term deals with their star players, Chelsea is able to ensure that they are able to keep their best players and build a team that is capable of competing for trophies.
The move to sign long-term contracts is an important one for Chelsea, and it is a sign that the club is serious about building a team that is capable of competing at the highest level. It is a move that should ensure that the club remains competitive for years to come.