Chelsea are spending a lot of money right now. After spending £250m in the summer on new players for the first team, they are expected to be busy in January and again next summer, signing more new players in the market.
Of course, Chelsea’s new owners are not concerned about money, but there is also an emphasis to be wise going forward. And speaking of being wise, it might be just that to look at trying to get some money for players who are not signing new deals, if it is determined that they will either not be extending, or we don’t want to extend them.
The Daily Mail have a report out today mentioning that Newcastle have our midfielder Jorginho as a prime target for January. Now I’m not saying necessarily to sell him to a rival, but we should certainly be considering selling any player who’s contract is running out next summer or in 2024, if they have made it clear they don’t want to stay, or Chelsea have made it clear they wont be extending their deals.
Newcastle have made Chelsea midfielder Jorginho their prime target for the January window as his talks over a new deal stall. The 31-year-old Italy international is out of contract in the summer.
— Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) December 27, 2022
If that is the scenario, then why not try and get a bit of money for them? Jorginho wont command a huge fee in January, far from it. But every million helps.
We can replace Jorginho in the winter window as part of a midfield rebuild across the next couple of windows, and this rebuild is needed. But I feel the same for any player, if it’s clear that they wont be extending, then we must move them on as soon as possible and ideally collect a bit of a fee for them, as much as possible, if that is an option.
We need players now who are fully set on being at Chelsea for the future, in order to build that collective unit.