Last Monday saw the English Premier League transfer record shattered among a media furore. The sports pages dedicated article upon article judging the value of these players and debates continue about the value of the deals. What wasn’t up for discussion however, was that plenty of money was spent.
Chelsea were the biggest spenders, their £75m spent on two players an effort to reassert their Premier league credentials, both on the pitch and in the market. Although their title challenge for this season appears to be over, they are not yet ready to give up. Chelsea are preparing their challenge for next season as owner Roman Abramovich opens that large wallet of his – as if financial muscle is synonymous with victory.