Chelsea and City – still spending….

Chelsea wanted to break even but they are breaking the bank first. Manchester City approached transfer deadline day as if trembling about Uefa’s accountants. Then they splashed out.


Notable information from the article:

Chelsea have always said they want to break even and comply with Uefa’s rule that clubs can lose only €45m (£35.6m) in total from 2011 to 2013. Chelsea have bought – £32m on Eden Hazard, £25m on Oscar, with Marko Marin (£7m), Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.5m) and Victor Moses (£9m) also signing.”

Man City end up buying Jack Rodwell, Richard Wright, Maicon, Scott Sinclair and Javi Garcia spending over £ 50 million in the last month.

Arsenal spent £ 39 on Giroud, Podolski and Cazorla but by losing RvP  it is “a snub to the line that Kroenke’s “self-sustaining model” – which means owners putting nothing in – can claim a trophy while Chelsea and City are backed like this.”

United also spent big with RvP, Kagawa and Buttner but the main talking point is the signing of a 29 year old RVP is a contradiction to Sir Alex Ferguson’s earlier stance of only investing in youth.
West Ham and QPR funded by rich owners also have a say in the transfer window.

Platini, watching Abramovich’s Chelsea play as Uefa’s 2012 champions of Europe, has two more years before having to prove he is indeed serious about reining in the indulgence of owners.


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