In what is now known as the most expensive sports franchise purchase in history, Todd Boehly and his co-owners, who recently acquired Chelsea four months ago, have now announced their interest in a multi-club concept that would see them acquire a new club as a sister club to Chelsea.
Other sports organizations, such as the Manchester City Football Group, owned by the Abu Dhabi Limited Group, and the Red Bull Football Group, are good examples of owners managing multi-club projects. The Manchester City owners have clubs in eleven different countries, including three European clubs.
The new owners of Chelsea want to imitate that project, and they want to start by purchasing another club. According to reports, they have considered three clubs in three different nations: Portimonense in Portugal, Sochaux in France, and Santos in Brazil.
In this article, we will be writing on the reasons why it could make complete sense for the decision of the Chelsea owners of running a multi-club project.
1. The Development Of The Talented Young Chelsea Players
Since Roman Abramovich became Chelsea’s owner, the team has aggressively spent on obtaining young, promising players for the academy in the hopes that they will grow into major stars and be either integrated into the first team or sold for a significant profit.
Todd shares the same commitment to developing young talent for the future, as evidenced by the young players he has so far signed during the just closed transfer window.
Over the years, Chelsea has tried to develop young players from their academy by loaning them out to smaller clubs so they can get game time to improve their abilities. As a result, Chelsea has become the player loan club with over 20 young players leaving each summer.
For certain players, such as Mason Mount, Reece James, Andreas Christensen, Tammy Abraham, and Fikayo Tomori, the loan system has worked out, but it hasn’t always worked out for other young players because their loan club may not provide them the playing time they need to improve their game.
The new Chelsea owners’ plan of purchasing another club may automatically address the issue of developing young players at other teams because they could easily transfer to the Chelsea sister club to gain sufficient first team experience.
2. More Profits For Chelsea
Given that players’ values are inflated on the transfer market, player sales are one of football’s largest sources of income nowadays.
Chelsea could make more revenue from their young players, as they can’t integrate all young players who do well on loan into their first team, they would look to make profit by selling some of young players, after they have gone on loan to their sister club to develop into too players, which could serve as a great source of revenue for the club.
3. Build Club And Team Value
The idea of a sister club might result in more Chelsea young players being yearly integrated into the main team after completing an impressive loan period with their other club, which would lower Chelsea’s investment on other players during the transfer window.
Similar to Mason Mount and Reece James, who now have high selling values if they are to be sold, Chelsea might likewise increase the value of their team by having those young players put in standout performances for the club.
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