We’ll let you guess which newspaper is getting its knickers in a twist over Chelsea losing a shedload of cash on players this summer. After all, when you’ve got a practically bottomless pit of cash and an intention to become the biggest club in the world, it can hardly be a concern that you’re operating at a loss. Especially when a rich Russian oligarch will bail you out at the drop of a hat.
Nevertheless, while Newcastle losing this type of amount would be pretty pretty serious, the same can’t be said of the Stamford Bridge mob, despite The Sun screaming out the following:
CHELSEA are taking a £70million hit in their bid to snatch the Premier League title back from Manchester United.
Billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has given the go-ahead to seal the £27m signing of Real Madrid striker Robinho this week.
And he is writing off £43m just to get rid of Andriy Shevchenko and Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Big wowsers, we can’t imagine that Roman Abramovich is losing too much sleep over these sort of numbers, it’s a bit like you or I finding that tuppence has spilled out of our pocket in a taxi. Quite simply, considering how ridiculous football has become, big figures are simply not shocking or newsworthy anymore. If Robinho was to mess up at Stamford Bridge this season, the club would be more than prepared to cut their losses and go chasing after another superstar. It’s only money as far as they are concerned.