Chelsea legend William Gallas slams new owner Todd Boehly over ‘desperate’ Aubameyang transfer and crazy summer spending

Former Chelsea ace William Gallas has slammed new owner Todd Boehly for his “hasty” transfer this summer and the “desperate” signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Blues netted a Premier League record £271.1m as they signed the likes of Marc Cucurella, Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Wesley Fofana, Denis Zakaria and of course Aubameyang.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on transfer deadline day

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Chelsea owner Todd Boehly signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on transfer deadline dayPhoto credit: Getty
William Gallas slammed Chelsea owner Todd Boehly after the summer transfer window

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William Gallas slammed Chelsea owner Todd Boehly after the summer transfer windowPhoto credit: Getty

The ex-Arsenal star arrived in dramatic fashion on transfer deadline day after former manager Thomas Tuchel requested a reunion with his ex-Borussia Dortmund frontman.

But the reunion lasted barely a week and the forward only played 59 minutes under Tuchel, who was sacked and replaced by Graham Potter on Wednesday after a poor start to the season.

Gallas insists Boehy didn’t approach the transfer window properly and is convinced he should have done better.

The former France international also suggested that Aubameyang only came from Barcelona because he became available rather than being an actual top target.

Gallas told Genting Casino: “I feel Chelsea’s transfer window was rushed despite the amount of money spent. There were many changes at the club that summer as the new owner came in and took on a hands-on role in recruitment.

“I think Boehly and Chelsea wanted to be signed as new owners to show his commitment to the club but I don’t think he had the right approach for this transfer window.

“They spent a lot of money but I’m convinced they could have done better. It’s hard to understand football right now. Look at Aubameyang.

“He left Arsenal in January, obviously something happened between him and the club, he went to Barcelona and now he’s returning to the Premier League after six months.

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“We’re talking about Barcelona. You don’t leave Barcelona after six months, you know what I mean? Maybe Barcelona didn’t give him the assurances he wanted at his age that he would play every week, they signed too.” [Robert] Lewandowski.

“Maybe Xavi told him he won’t be in his starting XI every week but this is Barcelona! Even if he’s 33 years old at a club like Barcelona you have to fight to play.”

“I know there are some fans who aren’t very happy with the move, but like I said before, I feel like the Chelsea board rushed the transfer window and were keen to get a striker in before the window closed became.

“It feels like he’s a player that was signed because he became available and not necessarily a long-cherished goal.

“I’m sure they couldn’t sign another striker before the window closed and that’s why Aubameyang was a player they could get, so they got him.”

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