Both the clubs have spent big so far in the transfer window.
All the clubs in Europe – Let’s talk about the Premier League – are now focused on the transfer market as the current transfer window is the trickiest ever due to COVID pandemic.
The financial loss has been felt at every club due to the pandemic, which has consequently put heavy restrictions in all the competitions.
Regardless, Chelsea and Manchester City are shockingly the exceptions in the transfer market, with both the clubs in a spending spree like no other.
Chelsea have so far spent around 140 million pounds for signings including Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr – the latter two are free transfers. The Blues are also going to sign Kai Havertz, their expensive marquee signing yet costing around 90 million pounds.
Elsewhere, Man City have also been proactive in the transfer window, signing the likes of Ferran Torres, Nathan Ake and Spanish youngster Pablo Moreno, which has cost them a total of 86 million pounds.
Leeds United have shown ambitions in the transfer window due to their promotion to the top-flight. The Elland Road club have spent around 53 million pounds, with their latest signing being Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno.
In contrast, all the clubs in the Premier League have spent around only 198 million pounds sparring Chelsea and Manchester City.
The reason for sheer dominance is the ownership of Chelsea and City, with both being billionaires.
It doesn’t downplay the fact that other clubs are devoid of wealthy owners, but they have been dormant in the current transfer window.
In the case of Manchester United, another powerhouse in the league has been reluctant to go out for big-money signings in the current transfer window. They have also seemingly dropped their interest in the long-time target, Jadon Sancho, as Ed Woodward and company found Dortmund’s asking price way too heavy. A player of Sancho’s calibre would have made a definite impact with the Red Devils despite his expensive price tag. Man Utd are currently in the lookout for cheaper alternatives, which has now led them to Juventus outcast Douglas Costa.
Chelsea are by no means stopping their spending spree as Frank Lampard is monitoring West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice.
Similarly, Man City are looking to add a centre-back ahead of the next season, with Kalidou Kouliably being the preferred option. Pep Guardiola’s side are also said to be the favourites to land Lionel Messi if he quits Barcelona this summer.