Chelsea appear to have struck gold in Saudi Arabia with a number of clubs from the Gulf State willing to take a vast array of players off their hands.
This will help Chelsea who is currently in the midst of a dramatic squad rebuild at Stamford Bridge and Todd Boehly’s huge spend since acquiring the London club has left them with a bloated side that struggles to fit into the dressing room. Moving these big names on to Saudi Arabia will ease Chelsea’s financial troubles, benefiting Clearlake Capital and their investors, who include the Saudi PIF.
I agree with Gary Neville that these questionable and possible improper dealings need to be investigated and the ownership structure at Chelsea needs to be looked at.
Everything in Saudi is a state run show so there is no question of FFP -Financial fair play enforcement in Saudi Arabia. Clubs there will not be concerned about complying with the rules that are restricting what their European counterparts can spend.