Chelsea set to buy Portuguese club and appoint Christoph Freund


Chelsea are on target for their sporting director. The London club has reached an agreement with RB Salzburg to make Christoph Freund the strongman of its sports sector and its multi-club project.

Chelsea and RB Salzburg have reached an agreement regarding Christoph Freund. According to the Italian journalist, Fabrizio Romano, the Austrian club will receive a transfer fee for its leader. This one will take the direction of the Blues to become the sporting director. One more step for the Blues and their owner Todd Boehly in the restructuring of the club.

Follow the model of Red Bull and its galaxy of clubs

Christoph Freund had been in discussions with Chelsea for a few weeks. The one who boasts of having discovered Erling Haaland in Norway, visited the club’s facilities during the course of last week, indicates the Telegraph. Within the London club, in addition to day-to-day business, he will have the difficult task of following the Red Bull multi-club model. Moreover, the Premier League club is already in discussions to buy a Portuguese club.

Talent scout

As a reminder, Christoph Freund has extensive experience in the Red Bull network. He became Salzburg’s sporting director in 2015, before serving as assistant to the club’s former director of football Ralf Rangnick. The technician also held the titles of sports coordinator and team manager within the Austrian club. During this period, he discovered talents like Sadio Mané, Erling Haaland and Dayot Upamecano to name a few…

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