Advertising

𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 Mauricio Pochettino reveals to Chelsea FC the first transfer he wants to make

Prior to the upcoming season, Mauricio Pochettino has already identified new players he wants to add to the Chelsea FC’s squad.

Chelsea Transfer News:
Mauricio Pochettino tells Chelsea FC his first transfer targets

_______________________________________________

On July 1, Mauricio Pochettino will become the new manager of Chelsea, although preparations for the 2023–24 season have already begun.

Advertising

Indeed, according to Ben Jacobs of CBS Sports, the Argentine has already informed Chelsea’s hierarchy of the first player he wants to join his team. However, they will face fierce competition from other teams in Europe, especially given Chelsea FC‘s bloated squad and requirement to follow financial fair play regulations.

Report: Mauricio Pochettino willing to spend €100 million to sign 24-year-old Real Madrid star at Chelsea

“Outgoings are the most important thing for Mauricio Pochettino because if he doesn’t have a manageable squad size, he stands no chance of succeeding,” Jacobs told FourFourTwo on June 1. “Everybody at Chelsea is aware of that so there will be several outgoings but Chelsea don’t have to wait for income to come in before they can move in the market, at least with one or two signings early in the window.

Advertising

“With incomings, Manuel Ugarte is one serious target for Chelsea, PSG are in that race as well and I think both clubs feel like the release clause of €60 million is pretty fair market value. Neither plan on triggering it: both are going to present options that are structured to that valuation but with different payment terms, and it’ll come down to Ugarte.

“Newcastle have looked at Ugarte too but I’m not aware that they’ve moved – player preference is to move to the Premier League and Sporting are resigned to losing him.”

Regardless of the player’s preference, a move to Chelsea FC is far from certain. Indeed, given the Blues’ financial consideration, PSG is providing a far better bargain, as Jacobs explains.

Advertising

“The package PSG have offered is bigger, it’s healthier: at least one-and-a-half, if not two times bigger than Chelsea have offered.

“That’s a strong opinion I have” – Lampard sends parting Chelsea note to incoming boss Mauricio Pochettino

“I think that’s normal because Chelsea’s offers are factoring in a season without Champions League football and would go up in valuation if Chelsea get back in the Champions League.

“It may well come down to whether Chelsea see value in proceeding and having to pay a little bit more and second of all whether Ugarte prefers a Premier League move or whether the lucrative package that PSG have offered is more beneficial. So he’s one to watch.”

Advertising
READ NEXT >>>
Manuel Ugarte latest: Chelsea fee, contract length & wages, medical date, PSG decision
Manchester United willing to give Chelsea £80m player in swap deal for Mason Mount
Joao Felix breaks silence over Premier League exit amid Mauricio Pochettino decision
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Co. face huge transfer shift as UEFA prepare new Premier League rule
Advertising

Leave a Comment