Earlier today, responding to a poll I didn’t think had gone the way I expected, I asked the Vital Chelsea fraternity to comment on why they’d opted for Chelsea not to sign Antoine Griezmann.
Our article – the-chelsea-support-are-not-in-favour-of-this-ace-joining-the-club – didn’t take long to produce a response with our occasional contributor Navid Deen submitting his splendid vision of what should be the Chelsea masterplan for this summer.
Take it away Navid:
Despite the transfer embargo, I still don’t that Chelsea will be spending huge sums of money carte blanche. I believe that they will continue with the one-in-one-out policy that they have adopted over the last few years.
Firstly, dealing with the Griezmann availability, I would say that another short and near the top of his potential (age-wise) is the last type of player that we need.
His decline started at Atletico Madrid and his failure to reach the required standards at Barcelona supports my theory. Why should Chelsea be looking for Barcelona’s cast-offs when we are trying to build for the future with young hungry players?
We are Chelsea, we are young, we are the future and therefore Griezmann is not what we need.
At this time of the year, the rumour mill is in full swing and I do believe that there is no smoke without fire so let us presume that some of the outgoings are true and if so, this is a hypothetical scenario.
Giroud, Caballero, Pedro and Willian will leave on free transfers so nothing to add to the coffers.
Kante likely to leave and we can still expect £80m at least. I do sincerely hope that this does not happen.
Emerson and Alonso likely to leave and we hope to get £40 million for the pair at least.
Bakayaro likely to leave and we will try to recover £35 million at least.
Moses will leave and we will try to recover £10 million at least.
Christensen likely to leave and we will try to recover £35 million at least.
Morata will complete his transfer and we will receive £55 million.
There is also the potential departure of Kepa but for the purpose of this exercise, we should ignore that for now.
These are the obvious outgoing names being banded about so if my calculations are correct, we are hoping to have a budget of £255 million.
Assuming that all of this budget is allocated towards transfers for next season, I would suggest that is utilised thus:
– GK-Henderson for £55 million
– LB-Telles for £40 million
– CB-Ben White for £25 million
– CM-Kelvin Elliot £25 million
– RW-Sancho for £120 million
– LW- Jeremie Boga £18 million
That makes it £283 million with a £28 million overspend.
Penny for your thoughts!
More importantly, may I take this opportunity to wish you, all football supporters and families across the world a safe time through this traumatic time. I pray that all of those already suffering a full and speedy recovery, please.
Article submitted by Navid Deen
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