Judging by the number of games left to play in the league this season, the season is over from Chelsea point of view. However, it seems the club is preparing in advance for next season.
There has been several rumors of players coming in and going out, from all indication, the club will be spending big in the summer to try to improve the playing squad.
Aside bringing in new players, Chelsea seem keen on keeping the core of their current team. The club only today announce a new contract deal for Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
According to official reports from the club, Ruben Loftus-Cheek has signed a new 5 years deal that will tie him to the club till 2021. Speaking about the deal, the player was quoted to have said; “The club have done so much for me since I started here as an Under-8 and now I want to repay the faith they’ve shown in me with my performances on the pitch.”
This is certainly good news for Chelsea. With no one sure what UEFA will do with financial fair play law, it is important that the blues keep their current players and only bring in 3-4 addition to the team if they don’t want to fall foul of FFP.
With the new TV deal and clubs such as Crystal Palace getting mega sponsorship deals such as the one they signed with Mansion Group, clubs like Chelsea cannot afford to relax. Mansion – who owns several online casinos like Casino.com and other companies have ensured the gap between the big guns and the so called smaller clubs is no longer as wide as before.
With Ruben Loftus-Cheek re-signed, hopefully the club can reach an agreement that will see John Terry remain at the club. Despite the announcement that Terry will leave in the summer, I still believe there is a good chance of both the player and the club reaching an agreement.
The club also needs to decide the future of Willian as he reportedly have just a little over one year on his current contract. He has been one of Chelsea’s better players this season and the club have to do everything to ensure he signs a new deal.
With the club not in Europe next season ( unless via the FA cup ), the transfer dealers need to be up and doing to ensure the right players are brought in as the lack of European football will make it a little more