What does the Government's decision to constrain Chelsea's operations mean for Mason Burstow and Charlton? https://footballeconomyv2.blogspot.com/2022/03/government-swoop-on-chelsea.html
The short answer is I don't know and it all depends on how things play out over the coming weeks.
It should be noted that the terms of the licence allow 'Inter-club payments to discharge obligations which existed before 10 March 2022 under player loan arrangement [and] Inter-club payments to discharge obligations which existed before 10 March 2022 under player sale arrangements.'
It is unclear whether the £1.6m has been paid and who is paying Burstow's wages while he is on loan - they could well be shared.
Burstow's recent appearances have been disappointing and some fans think we did good business in selling him off when we did.
For me it's another case of a young player being pushed forward too quickly too soon, in this because we lacked a forward line. The service he has been getting has not been great.
In Burstow's case it was all about potential. If he doesn't go to Chelsea, hopefully he can be nurtured more slowly at The Valley.