There is not a club in Europe and more among the powerful that has not felt the catastrophic effects of the pandemic. The public still does not return for the most part to the playing fields and revenues have fallen considerably. So much so that UEFA’s current financial fail-play regime seems to have its days numbered. In the current situation, it is difficult to keep to the letter that of not spending more than what is entered, especially when there are long-term contracts already signed. PSG, Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern … Most teams have closed their balance sheets with losses, it was impossible to do otherwise due to the income deficit.
But there has been a club that has managed to get away in some way and Rummenigge, Bayern president, has highlighted a figure as responsible. ANDl Chelsea has been able to break the market with the additions of Werner, Havertz, Chilwell, Ziyech, Mendy … 247 million in total. And it did so, closing, at the same time, a positive balance of 37.5 million euros. Almost a miracle in times of pandemic. For Rummenigge, this management has a name and surname: Marina Granovskaia. The Bayern president has been full of praise for Abramovich’s right-hand man at Chelsea as an example. It is true that the London team was able to save money earlier thanks to the FIFA sanction that prevented them from signing. But Rummenigge, on the sidelines, explains that Chelsea is one of the few teams that, due to the management of the Russian manager, will escape the most serious effects of the pandemic.
“There may be two or three clubs that can buck the trend. Chelsea’s numbers, for example, look very positive. Marina Granovskaia has done a very good job. But we won’t see any all-time profit records drop this summer, that is. sure, “the German manager stressed in an interview with The Athletic. “I’m curious to see if there will be a club in Europe that can achieve balance this season. It will be a challenge, even for us, for Bayern. After more than a year without fans, the loss of revenue has been much greater for the big clubs, “he added.
In London expect more movements this summer. This has been made known to Tuchel upon arrival. The German landed to take Lampard’s place on the bench and is more than likely to come with a striker under his arm. There was talk of Haaland, but if it is not enough, Marina works on a list that includes Agüero and Lukaku. Chelsea promises to be an agitator of the next market, one of the few, and it will be thanks to Marina.