This winter, Chelsea panics the transfer window by spending lavishly and signing very long contracts to its new recruits.
Mikhailo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana… Chelsea panics in the winter transfer window and defies UEFA and financial fair play rules. Very ingenious, the London club signed contracts of record duration to its new recruits. With contracts of six years or more, Chelsea are thus cleverly spreading out payments and deviating from the rules of financial fair play. A priori, the Blues have every interest in taking advantage of this trick this winter because next summer, UEFA will put an end to the madness of Chelsea. According to information from the Daily Mail, the European body will fill a void in its regulations in order to limit the duration of the contracts of new recruits from all European formations. Currently, UEFA regulations already limit the maximum duration of contracts to five years… while nevertheless allowing exceptions which Chelsea have taken advantage of in recent months.
UEFA wants to change the rules on the duration of contracts
These exceptions will be removed, at least that’s what UEFA hopes, from the next summer transfer window. A way for the body to return to normal or almost with slightly stricter rules with regard to financial fair play. This will not be too much in the case of Chelsea, whose club has been spending lavishly and in a totally delirious way since the departure of Roman Abramovich and the arrival of Todd Boehly. Indeed, since the change of ownership last summer, Chelsea have spent 525 million euros on the purchase of new players, almost all of whom have signed for six years or more. Crazy spending that does not guarantee good results since Chelsea has never been so poorly ranked in recent years. After 20 Premier League games, the Blues are sadly in 10th place in the standings. Like what even by circumventing the financial fair play imposed by UEFA, one can fail sportingly.