Report: How one club have described Todd Boehly after coming out of transfer negotiations with him
Reports suggest that Todd Boehly has been a cautious and wary negotiator for Chelsea’s transfer business this summer.
According to the Daily Mail, a club who have dealt with the American believed that he was concerned that he was being taken advantage of during negotiation stages.
Boehly has been in charge of transfers this summer, after many of Chelsea’s long-standing chiefs moved on from the club following the change of ownership.
Roman Abramovich’s exit from Stamford Bridge has seen the club enter a new era, with the LA Dodgers owner the face of the project.
He has never been involved in the running of a football club before, and taking the amount of responsibility he has will have undoubtedly put a lot of pressure on his shoulders, as the Blues look to remain at the top of the European game.
Boehly difficult to negotiate with
This could explain his tactics when it comes to discussions with clubs, with the Daily Mail claiming an unnamed side claiming he was difficult to deal with because of his fears that his inexperience was being used against him.
This method may have come following dealings with Leeds United and Sevilla, where Chelsea looked favourites to make a deal with both of them for their players.
They even agreed a fee for Raphinha earlier this summer, before his personal preferences saw him eventually complete a move for Barcelona.
Despite the headaches caused by the Catalan side, the American has secured the impressive acquisitions of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly to slot straight into Thomas Tuchel’s starting side.
He has also shown he has an eye to the future, securing the signings of impressive young talents Carney Chukwuemeka and Gabriel Slonina.
They are now looking to sort out their defensive issues, with the signing of Marc Cucurella expected to be announced today.