Agent claims Chelsea sale could reach £3bn and may effect other Premier League clubs

Super agent Jon Smith has claimed that the sale of Chelsea could reach £3bn and could have an effect on other Premier League clubs.

Chelsea is currently going through a change of ownership, due to the sanctions imposed on Roman Abramovich. Any sale could have an effect on other Premier Leagues, and any potential new owner is likely to pay the most anyone has ever paid for a football club.

speaking exclusively to caught offsideSmith said: “I’ve been talking to a couple of potential incoming bidders from Chelsea recently and discussions of the price are now around £3bn, which is by far the biggest sale for a football club, anywhere. part of the world”.

The £3bn deals epitomize the sheer amount of money involved in football today, and the sale of Chelsea could affect the valuations of rival Premier League clubs.

“The values ​​of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool a year and a half ago (slightly damaged by the pandemic) were one and a half billion to £2 billion. In fact, I think Spurs turned down a £1.8bn offer because they wanted the club’s valuation to start at number two,” Smith added.

Although Chelsea are a great club in the Premier League and recently won a Champions League, they are not far ahead of some of their Premier League rivals in terms of stature.

Arsenal and Liverpool have been powerhouses in England for years, and before the Abramovich era, Chelsea were not on the same level as their rivals.

“So let’s say Chelsea is sold for £3bn; at that level, Spurs’ worth is creeping north of £2bn and heading for £2.5bn. Arsenal must be in that group. Liverpool must be in that group. Two years ago, just as the pandemic was starting, West Ham was valued at around £600m and I haven’t even mentioned the values ​​of Newcastle United and Manchester City. But that has to drag West Ham, at the moment, to around £750m,” Smith added.

If Chelsea are going to sell for this huge fee, the owners of other clubs in the Premier League will demand more money than before. A club like Arsenal, with its stadium, history and fans, would be valued at the same level as Chelsea.

Not only will it have an effect on England’s biggest clubs, it could create a bigger divide between the top and the bottom.

“So there’s a real dichotomy because you start going down the table and you have teams like Brentford, which is a very, very well-run club, in London, if they can maintain their Premier League status, which I’m sure they will. the management is great, the owner is a great guy – they have everything going for them, but is anyone going to pay over £200m for Brentford? – I could be very wrong, but I don’t think so,” Smith said.

As Smith mentioned, Brentford is a well-run club, relying on player sales to reinvest in its playing team. Ollie Watkins, Ezri Konsa and Said Benrahma are among those who have left the club in recent years to help them run smoothly financially.

If clubs like Brentford, Norwich and Watford start demanding higher fees to sell clubs, they may find it very difficult. Although they will want a fair valuation compared to the figures Chelsea will receive, they don’t have the fans, the stadium or the history compared to the bigger clubs.

That is why we have recently seen Newcastle take over as they have the history and stature of the club to be seen as a smart investment.

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