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Chelsea £12m newcomer: ‘My mother burst into tears when I signed’


Kurt Zouma, Chelsea’s £12m January signing from St Etienne, has spoken of his joy at sealing a move to the Premier League leaders, with the French defender revealing that his mother burst into tears when the deal went through.


The defender, who remained in Ligue 1 for the season, and will join up with the Chelsea squad in the summer, told of his shock at signing for the Blues in an interview with French station Canal +,

“To sign with the Blues is a great honor for me, especially wearing the color blue; It’s nice. Since I was little it has been my favorite color!” exclaimed the 19-year-old,

“Before It was on the Playstation, now I have them in real life. I had Mourinho on the phone, it was a big shock for me! My parents were very shocked, they were very happy for me, and I was also very happy. It was very emotional, especially when I signed my mother burst into tears.

Zouma has been likened to former Chelsea centre-back and French legend Marcel Desailly, and has been a rock in the heart of the St Etienne defence this season.

Strong in air and hard in the tackle, Zouma’s impending arrival at Stamford Bridge casts doubts over Blues captain John Terry’s future in West London, with the 33-year-old set to be out of contract in the summer.

What do you think? Can Zouma replace Terry in the heart of the Chelsea defence? Let me know in the comments below…

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Comments (25)

  1. Good to know, its now time to prove your worth it. C’mon zouma

  2. I lk d hardness in ur tackles it’s quite interesting and fearful and I think that is a good quality of a central defender, that is d kind of quality that john terry is lacking, he (terry) is only good in the air.

  3. Is a good signed for chelsea zouma is a good prayer

  4. Let wait n c s provement!

  5. He is a promising young lad zouma

  6. I think he can do wel if given chance

  7. Kurt Zouma, a gud talent, be on top ur game, my advice……

  8. he just need time to replace j.terry

  9. Good to have you and proud to have u cus you’re a promising star

  10. He can b a good replacement of john terry only if mourinho give him time.

  11. Zouma can be JT replacement,
    but it will be next two season

  12. zuoma nd kenneth or with cahill or wth chaluoba i lv to see this guys play together

  13. He can prove himself when terry retires

  14. if evetually he good nothing can stop him 4 not replace terry becuse is good

  15. very gud and promising young lad , i cant wait to c him play

  16. Terry, best defender in EPL,is now getting old and we need a fit replacement like Zouma,strong,skillful and tricky in defence.Our prayer is José should give him much playing time and he should be far from injuries.He n D.Louis would be Chelsea’s defensive pillars in future

  17. splendid

  18. At 19, a whole lot of time to improve and be the best. Congratulations Chelsea and good luck Zouma.

  19. Welcom lad. He shud com 2 da stamfod bridge bt Tery must sign 1 mor year so dat Zouma cn learn 4m him.

  20. hope that he is up to the task

  21. Zouma i trust in u, u can do it guy.

  22. he s beter than terry good luck zouma

  23. Just give the kid playing time. Am afraid he will be wasted like others before him. Welcome boy

  24. let’s c him play n premier league first

  25. let wait nd see want he can do for chelsea