Chelsea’s summer spending is not over yet.
What’s the latest?
Those are the words of esteemed transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, who took to Twitter to address details over Todd Boehly’s new top talents strategy.
Taking to his personal Twitter page, Romano said: “Carney Chukwuemeka; Omari Hutchinson; Cesare Casadei; Gabriel Slonina; Tyler Dibling, Zak Sturge and more…
“Chelsea have new top talents strategy, wanted by Todd Boehly – it’s not over, now targeting also South American stars.”
Chelsea’s transfer development
The update from Romano will surely come as a boost for Chelsea fans who are witnessing their club cause havoc in the market this summer.
Boehly’s youth-filled “top talents” strategy is coming to fruition, with 19-year-old Italian Cesare Casadei the latest future star to join the likes of Gabriel Slolina, Carney Chukwuemeka and Omari Hutchinson who will be looking to become fully fledged first-team players over the next 2-3 seasons.
As if that wasn’t enough talent to be getting on with, Romano’s latest update signals that Boehly is not finished yet and will look to raid South America for some of their top prospects.
The American owner is wasting little time in achieving his vision. Boehly has only been in the role of interim sporting director for a short while, after appointing himself in the role in what was a polarising move among the fanbase.
Yet, with the amount of signings he has made, and the vision that he has pursued within his top talents strategy, it seems as though he has been in the role for years.
Chelsea’s most recent capture of Casadei is a particularly bold move, with the 19-year-old only proven in youth football, never playing for the Inter Milan first-team and making the bench just once in what was the closest he came to playing in the Serie A.
Though, the young Italian has built an impressive reputation in Italian Primavera football and demonstrated his ability as a progressive midfielder with 17 goal contributions in the form of 13 goals and four assists, in just 29 games.
£12.6million seems a lot for a young player who is unproven in top-flight football, but it’s a fee that Boehly was willing to pay in order to progress through his strategy.
He will no doubt do the same for some South American prospects in what could go down as a legendary transfer window for the club in years to come.