FIGURES show that Chelsea have overpaid by an astounding £86.5million for their five permanent January signings.
Blues owner Todd Boehly has already splurged over £400m on transfers since buying the club last year – with £186.5m splashed out in the last three weeks alone.
Chelsea have bolstered their squad with the permanent additions of five exciting young starlets.
But leading valuation platform Transfermarkt doesn’t think they got good bang for their megabucks.
They reckon that the only signing they got decent value on was Molde striker David Datro Fofana.
The Blues paid £10.5m to the Norwegian side for the forward, exactly what he was valued at.
Chelsea’s fee for Benoit Badiashile is certainly no disaster, shelling out £35m for a promising young defender valued at £33m.
But the West Londoners’ other three deals are a totally different story.
Their most dramatic overpay appears to have been for Ukrainian star Mykhailo Mudryk.
Arsenal had a £62m offer rejected for the winger, when Chelsea blew their bid out of the water by paying the £88m Shakhtar demanded.
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Mudryk, 22, is an exciting talent… but Transfermarkt only lists him at £35m – a staggering £53m below what the Blues paid.
Chelsea have today completed the signing of former Tottenham trainee Noni Madueke from PSV Eindhoven.
The talented 20-year-old comes with plenty of pedigree, and cost a whopping £35m.
Transfermarkt, however, wouldn’t value him at anything over just £13m.
The Blues also signed Brazilian teenage wonderkid Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama earlier this month for £18m… despite him being valued at just £8.5m.
Chelsea’s other January acquisition was the loan signing of Joao Felix.
Graham Potter’s side have paid £10m merely to borrow him from Atletico Madrid for the rest of the season.
The deal possesses no option to buy, while Atletico extended his contract to 2027 when sending him out on loan.
Should Felix perform well at Stamford Bridge, their may be a bidding war for his signature in the summer.
But his stint got off a rocky start, when he was red carded on his debut against Fulham last week.