Todd Boehly might go and make ‘world-class’ signing now Thomas Tuchel can’t stop him - opinion

Todd Boehly and Thomas Tuchel certainly didn’t see eye to eye on everything in their 100 days together at Chelsea.

This eventually left one man having to unceremoniously leave, and the American’s power at the club meant it wasn’t going to be him.

So, the German’s tenure of the club, coincidentally 100 games long, came to an end, with glory in the Champions League in 2021 undoubtedly the highlight.

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The dismissal is perhaps even more shocking when thinking to less than a week before the decision was made, Boehly spent the cash on deadline day to bring in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Despite his quality, the 33-year-old’s career has been overshadowed with bringing controversy to dressing rooms.

Despite this, it was believed that Tuchel was behind the signing, with their successful past together being a huge driving force.

Boehly could sign Ronaldo

With the German now gone, it is unclear how the future for Aubameyang looks.

The Blues went for Aubameyang instead of signing Cristiano Ronaldo, who was desperate to leave Old Trafford in his quest to play Champions League football this season.

Boehly had numerous meetings with agent Jorge Mendes regarding the potential deal, and was extremely keen on bringing not just a big name, but also a player unanimously believed to be ‘world-class’ to Stamford Bridge.

However, Tuchel was reportedly against the idea, and Ronaldo has remained at Manchester United.

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However, Boehly is certainly likely to test the waters with Graham Potter’s stance on the Portugal international, with the transfer window opening again in January.

The deal would still be as sensational as before, although the 37-year-old’s lack of game time this season could make it slightly more plausible.

Chelsea’s biggest issue may be attracting him to join if they have already been knocked out of the Champions League by that point, with them sitting on just one point from their opening two games.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.