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The Brain behind Chelsea Strength For Next Season

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The successes of most on our list has been in the sales department, but Marina Granovskaia role at Chelsea has been slightly different, as a stubborn negotiator used to get Chelsea the best players in order to fight for the Premier League.

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Not all signings have worked out, but the transfer policy has implemented has held City in good stead: rather than spend £100m on one proven talent, Chelsea often spend less on two or three talents not at the ‘top of the market’, who they nurture into top players.

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Marina is one of the most well known sporting directors in the game, with Dynamo zagred and Arsenal both targeting her at times in the past. So far on this list, we have seen directors able to spot youngsters and sell them for profit, or those to pull the strings from above, but Marina Granovskaia at Chelsea does a bit of everything and she is the Queen of extracting value for players deemed surplus to requirements.

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Several examples of her most successful deals.

>>£60m Shanghai SIPG paid to Chelsea for Oscar n 2016.

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>>£50m from PSG for David Luiz

>>She also managed to sell Diego Costa for £60m in January 2018 despite having signed the Spain international for just £34m two years prior.

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>>Eden Hazard’s £85m last summer’s transfer to Real Madrid which reportedly could raise to £150m could pretty much covered Hakim Ziyech and potential Timo Werner’s signings.


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