Chelsea recently spent £98m to sign Romelu Lukaku, but such huge amounts of money wouldn't have been spent on him if Chelsea had kept hold of the striker during the early stages of his career, Romelu Lukaku is just one of many players Chelsea sold because they weren't performing up to the clubs standards.
Back then Romelu Lukaku was good but he was no where near the finished product he is now, well Lukaku isn't the only player Chelsea sold for peanuts, Mohamed Salah was also sold when he wasn't hitting the heights he is now doing at Liverpool, another player that was sold is Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne.
The midfielder was also underperforming in England before Chelsea sold him off to Wolfsburg, but currently he is arguably the best midfielder in the world and Chelsea can't get their hands on him or Mohamed Salah, except they are willing to pay another hefty fee like they did in Romelu Lukaku's case
Well Chelsea made those mistakes a couple of seasons back, but they seem to have learnt from those mistakes and they have changed the way they operate in the transfer market.
Back then when Chelsea let Mohamed Salah, Lukaku and De Bruyne leave the club they outrightly sold them, but the recent talents they have sold in the last 2-3 transfer markets have seen Chelsea add a reasonable buy back clause just in case the player turns out to be what they need like in the Romelu Lukaku case.
Chelsea sold Tammy Abraham to AS Roma for £40m and in his contract the blues added a buy back option that will see them sign the striker for £80m, they also did same for Tino Livramento who was sold to Southampton this summer.
Well what this goes to tell us is that the Chelsea management have realized their mistakes when they sold Mohamed Salah, Lukaku and De Bruyne and they have decided to not repeat such a mistake in the future, which is why they have added the buy back option and transfer fee to the contracts of Tino Livramento and Tammy Abraham.
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