In the event that the transfer ban is upheld, Chelsea could consider scrapping club policy to keep us afloat, according to the Guardian.
In case you missed it, Chelsea have been banned from making transfers for the next two transfer windows following rule breaches relating to the signing of younger players. We had expected this for some time, but now it’s arrived, it’s really chuffing scary.
There’s a lot of questions which remained unanswered, primarily over the future of Maurizio Sarri. Having unstable management at a time like this is hardly ideal, but it’s also not reason to keep an underperforming manager in power longer than he deserves.
Marina Granovskaia will be responsible for keeping Chelsea in working order throughout this difficult period, and as per the Guardian, she may be about to scrap one of her own imposed policies in hope that it will help us over the next year and a half.
It’s claimed that Chelsea could now offer players over the age of 30 longer than a one-year extension, through necessity more than anything. The likes of David Luiz and Willian (and plenty more) are now irreplaceable, with their contracts fast running down.
In a way, this transfer ban could be a blessing in disguise to them as they seek to prolong their careers as Chelsea players. From our perspective, we’ll be keeping over-the-hill players on our books for far too long – yet we may be left with no choice.