Good Business ‘The Blue’
London – Chelsea did have the financial strength to be able to bring top players wherever they want. But the departure of Andre Schuerrle to Wolfsburg show ‘The Blue’ is also skilled in selling players.
Schuerrle officially released to the German club with the official transfer reportedly reached 24 million pounds. To measure Schuerrle are not core players, the number was comparatively high. According to Transfermarkt, Schuerrle price actually exist only in the figure of 11.2 million pounds.
Especially when bought from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2013 and then, Chelsea “just” remove the cost of 18 million pounds, or a profit of around six million pounds, for a player who appeared 65 times for 1.5 seasons in West London and contributed 14 goals.
Instead of Schuerrle, Chelsea bring Colombian winger who is shining in recent years, namely Juan Cuadrado, of Fiorentina with a tag called “only” 27 million pounds.
Arguably the price of mercy for the players in the World Cup and then look okay with topped the assists list with 4 assists. While it’s nice gait La Viola is also inseparable from the role of 26-year player.
Although two years older than Schuerrle, but Cuadrado status as key players in the previous team with a total of 26 goals from 106 appearances for 2.5 seasons living in the Artemio Franchi, who then made him the target of many European clubs.
Moreover Cuadrado is also able to play in various positions, ranging from right-back, right winger, as well as attacking wing, which meets the criteria Mourinho who like versatile players.
Chelsea transfer activity in the transfer market this time was increasingly asserted that the later the Blues is not only smart in buying players, but also can sell the players (who have not used) with a high price.
Just look at since last season, Chelsea have got a total revenue of about 146.1 million pounds from the sale of five players that Juan Mata (37.1 million pounds), Kevin De Bruyne (17 million pounds), David Luiz (40 million pounds), Romelu Lukaku (28 million pounds), and Schuerrle (24 million pounds).
Although a spending no less magnitude, but still is regarded as a positive signal from the management of the club, based in Stamford Bridge, that they not only have to buy players with high prices, but can also sell at high prices.
Before the five players, Chelsea also had to remove the Arjen Robben to Real Madrid in 2007 with a tag of 27 million pounds. Then there’s Yuri Zhirkov with a tag of 13.2 million pounds to Anzhi in 2011, and Daniel Sturridge in the same year with 12 million pounds to Liverpool.
In terms of expenditure, but Fernando Torres is purchased at a price of 50 million pounds and then fail miserably, names such as Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas, William, Oscar, and Didier Drogba is the backbone of the team after being bought at high prices.