Todd Boehly warned to stop buying players for Chelsea

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Former Chelsea right-back Glen Johnson has warned Chelsea owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital to stop buying players for Chelsea.

Quizzed on whether the seemingly imminent arrival of Mauricio Pochettino as head coach will deliver a change in approach – with the Argentine set to demand greater control over transfer and tactics – Johnson told GOAL: “Definitely. With a top manager, part of the deal will be ‘I’ll sign who I need to sign that helps the team’. With a manager like that, he will be like ‘I want player A, B and C, you deliver that and then I’ll deliver you trophies or whatever the objective is’.

“Owners can’t buy players. Owners are super intelligent and very good at what they do, but you have to know football to find what the team needs. That’s not always as easy as going and signing the best player at the time. You need a player that is going to fit into your dressing room and improve the team.”