Chelsea’s new co-owner Todd Boehly wants to bring more American talent to Stamford Bridge.
Reports indicate that the club have recently drawn up plans which would see them heavily scouring in the USA to identify the best nascent talent there and bring them to England to continue their development.
And, whilst may unearth a gem or two, the commercial advantages are obvious, in terms of building the Chelsea brand in the world’s most lucrative market, and which Boehly, of course knows well.
The only current American player at the West London club is Christina Pulisic, although he was struggling for game time under Thomas Tuchel, and was linked with a loan move away in the summer.
The scenario has changed with the arrival of Graham Potter in the dug-out, and the 24 year old could now get more opportunities, with his versatility across the frontline potentially a valuable asset.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.