‘Fabulous’ Boehly tipped to spend big at Chelsea

Prospective new Chelsea director Daniel Finkelstein believes the consortium led by Todd Boehly will invest heavily in the club.

The consortium have agreed a deal to take over at Stamford Bridge, where Boehly watched Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Wolves.

British journalist Finkelstein, a Blues fan, will be on the board once the takeover is rubber-stamped.

“‘I think Chelsea is going to get, in Todd Boehly, a fabulous owner – I’m really impressed by him,” Finkelstein told Talk TV, as reported by The Sun.

“I was very impressed before I met him, I think in a similar way to him about sport so it was a sort of meeting of minds anyway. I really like him but I think he’s also got big plans.

“So as a Chelsea fan who was worried when the club had to be sold, I’m looking at how the club can be made better than just how we can stop it becoming worse.”

Chelsea need the takeover to go through sooner rather than later as the club cannot currently sign players or offer contracts.

Finkelstein added: “The job of the owner is judged by whether we spend money wisely, not just how much we spend.

“The truth is there is a lot of money behind Todd Boehly’s bid, there will be a lot of investment in the club but it will also be invested wisely.”

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