Kieran Maguire: Chelsea rising stars will be thrilled as multiple 'big' deals on the cards
Chelsea will likely use a multi-club model to familiarise rising stars with their philosophy before bringing them to the mothership in West London.
That is the view of finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Todd Boehly’s ambition to expand his portfolio of football clubs.
The American billionaire and Clearlake Captial grandee led a consortium to a £2.5billion buyout of Chelsea in May.
As quoted by Sky Sports on Wednesday (14 September), Boehly confirmed that the new owners are looking to implement a “multi-club model”.
The likes of Man City have had enormous sporting and commercial success under the multi-club model within football, while the likes of Liverpool owners FSG own a number of teams in different sports.
Maguire explained why Boehly, who also co-owns MLB side the Los Angeles Dodgers, is eyeing this approach.
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“The merits of the multi-club mode are that it allows clubs to have a global philosophy in terms of player training and development,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
“Effectively, the satellite clubs can be used as a means of familiarising young talent with the style of football of the mothership, which is likely to be Chelsea.
“This then means that, if the players move to the UK, they will find it far easier to slot into the type of football that Chelsea play.
“This will ease the transition and leads to better results on the pitch. It’s a big project but one we have seen work well elsewhere.”