Given the spending limits, Jurgen Klopp claims he cannot comprehend how Chelsea spent so much money during the transfer window.
Chelsea has spent more than £600 million in two transfer windows since Todd Boehly became chairman in May, with $323 million coming in January.
This sum exceeded the combined spending of every side in the Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, and La Liga.
Enzo Fernandez’s £106.8 million transfer from Benfica to Chelsea set a new record for the highest transfer fee in British history.
“I don’t understand this part of the business, what can you do or not do,” said Klopp when asked about Chelsea’s spending.
“It is a big number. The players they bought in are all really good players. So from that point of view congratulations. I don’t understand how it is possible, but it is not my job to explain how it works.”
Since Mykhailo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile, and Fernandez were given long-term contracts, Chelsea is in compliance with the expenditure limits because the players’ salaries can be divided up annually.
When asked about Chelsea’s hectic transfer windows, Pep Guardiola responded that he “knew what would happen.”
“What Chelsea have done is none of my business,” said the Manchester City manager.
“Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, United… without good players you have to spend. Now the market is ‘wow’. What they do is not my business.”
He added: “What I can control is the fact we won 11 titles in the last five years being one of the five or six net spend teams in the league.
“This is all I’m concerned about what we’ve done so far in this time.”
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