It looks like Chelsea Football Club’s new era is well underway.
Todd Boehly has already approved the Blues’ two biggest summer signings. Raheem Sterling has been acquired by Chelsea from Manchester City, a contender in the Premier League.
The west Londoners then reached a deal with Napoli to sign Serie A star Kalidou Koulibaly.
Chelsea doesn’t seem to be finished either; before the window closes completely next month, another center-back or two may be on their way to Stamford Bridge.
The Telegraph has revealed how Chelsea’s operations have changed since the Roman Abramovich era, now that Boehly has been at the club for more than a month.
The bonus and contract structures at Chelsea are reportedly being overhauled by the club’s new owners in an effort to start rebalancing the wage cost and maintain motivation as Boehly tries to add Presnel Kimpembe and Jules Kounde to his summer signings.
Additionally, contracts with significant incentives are being given to Chelsea’s new recruits and transfer targets, including bonuses for Champions League group qualification and 60% of the season’s games played. That represents a change from the previous bonus program,
Boehly’s changes can also be seen in the fact that 31-year-old Kalidou Koulibaly was handed a four-year deal, when players of that age used to be offered rolling 12 or 18-month contracts under Abramovich: according to 101greatgoals