Chelsea’s second transfer window under the new American leadership is proving busier than the first.
They signed two more players on Saturday – Ivory Coast striker David Datro Fofana and 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos – following the acquisition of French defender Benoit Badiachile on Thursday.
The 20-year-old Fofana signed a six-and-a-half-year contract with Norwegian champions Molde, with whom he scored 24 goals and 10 assists in 65 games.
Hello dear fans, I am here. I arrived well and I am happy to have signed with the club of my dreams,” said Fofana.
Santos, who represents Brazil in the under-20 side, is also looking to the future after signing from Vasco da Gama.
“It’s a great opportunity for me,” said Santos, who has just spent a season in midfield at Vasco da Gama. “It’s a big club that plays in big competitions like the Premier League and I’m excited.”
Chelsea did not disclose how much they paid for Fofana and Santos, but they reportedly came to a total of £25 million ($30 million). This is in addition to a reported 34 million pounds ($40 million) paid by Badiyashile.
Chelsea changed ownership at the end of last season, when Roman Abramovich’s 19-year reign ended and a consortium led by American businessman Todd Bohli, part owner of the Dodgers, bought the club for 2,500 million pounds ($3.2 billion). ,
In the summer transfer window, Chelsea spent close to €300m on new players – a record for English clubs – as French centre-backs Wesley Fofana, Mark Cukrella and Raheem Sterling joined for a huge sum.