How Chelsea Manipulated The Rules...

The January transfer window is officially closed for all English Clubs with close to £1 Billion being spent. London-based club Chelsea FC, under new American owner Todd Boehly splashed the cash having brought in 8 new players worth around £300 million. These transfers have ruffled some feathers with the football world questioning the rules of Financial Fair Play. Chelsea has found a loophole by offering players 8-year contracts, meaning their annual spend is substantially less than that of a 5-year contract. Their most expensive signing, Enzo Fernandez, who in recent months has very quickly become one of the brightest young talents in world football, cost the club a staggering £121 million.

Manchester United brought in 2 players on loan, Wout Weghorst from Burnley and Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern. Joao Cancelo shocked the world by signing a loan deal with Bayern Munich and English youngster Anthony Gordon left Everton in tumultuous fashion and has joined European Football contenders, Newcastle United.

On the latest episode of the International News Desk, former Mamelodi Sundowns and Sheffield United goalkeeper Sean Roberts discusses the January transfer window in Europe with International news correspondent Kurt Buckerfield.
2 Feb English South Africa Sports · Sports

Other recent episodes

Haaland Runs Riot!

Erling Haaland helped Manchester City progress to the quarter-finals of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League after they beat Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig 7-0 on Tuesday night, ending the legs with an 8-1 aggregate. In the process, Haaland \had a 5-star performance which saw the 22-year-old net a staggering 5 goals,…
15 Mar 13 min

What’s Next For Messi and Mbappe?

The UEFA Champions League tends to be a competition that separates the strong from the weak. Giants of Europe face off against one another, with the best team emerging as the Champions of Europe. As the competition heads into the business end, the opponents only get tougher, and winning becomes…
9 Mar 29 min

How ten Hag Reclaimed The Untied Fans’ Trust!

Die-hard supporters, neutral fans, and rival teams are seeing Manchester United edging back to the days of Sir Alex Ferguson. The Red Devils are in red-hot form with the players providing high-quality football for the world to watch. It goes without saying that Eric ten Hag has revolutionised the team…
3 Mar 16 min

How Has ten Hag Has Pivoted United?

After a less-than-poor start to the season, Eric ten Hag and Manchester United are looking as if they have returned to the frightening team they once were during Sir Alex Ferguson's days. Teams are now looking clueless when they have the ball against the Red Devil and United is now…
23 Feb 17 min

Messi's Future Revealed?

Lionel Messi's future is up in the air after his father, Jorge Messi, recently spoke out and said the recent World Cup winner will not be heading back to Barcelona. In an interview, he said that he has not spoken with Barcelona's president, Joan Laporta. Keep in mind that Messi…
17 Feb 18 min