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Chelsea owners can’t buy Argentine clubs easily – Pochettino

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Mauricio Pochettino acknowledges the complexity of Chelsea expanding their multi-club model to Argentina, his home country.

While Chelsea purchased RC Strasbourg in Ligue 1 in June 2023 with intentions of broadening their portfolio, recent reports suggested their interest in Argentine clubs such as Boca Juniors, Racing, Estudiantes, Newell’s Old Boys, and Lanus, according to Argentina president Javier Milei.

Milei welcomes foreign investment in Argentine clubs, aiming to enhance their competitiveness, especially Boca Juniors, a club he passionately supports.

Pochettino, who began his playing career at Newell’s Old Boys, expressed the challenges: “It’s incredibly difficult because Argentina has a different dynamic. The connection between fans and clubs runs deep, making it hard to alter mindsets. While change might come with time, presently, it’s not a straightforward endeavor.”

Despite uncertainties, Pochettino affirmed solidarity with Argentina’s aspirations for improvement: “The president seeks progress and better lives for the people. It’s a complex situation, but as Argentines, we’re committed to supporting our country’s betterment.”

Pochettino, preparing Chelsea for a clash against Manchester City, shared his thoughts ahead of the match, with Chelsea currently placed 10th in the Premier League.

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