Chelsea confirm deal for £30m Manchester United defender

Chelsea have reached an agreement with debt-ridden Manchester United to buy the England and Manchester United captain, Rio Ferdinand.

Rio Ferdinand will cost Chelsea £30m, and the amount will go some way towards helping the Glazers pay off Manchester United’s mountain of debt.

One wonders how Chelsea will make space for Ferdinand in their starting line-up, with Terry and Carvalho already present and the likes of Alex ready to step-up when needed.

Rumours suggest that Chelsea manager Avram Grant may actually experiment with 4 center-backs, with Alex at left-back and Carvalho at right-back.

We asked Chelsea manager Avram Grant this question, and this is what he had to say:

Avram Grant:

Of course, Ferdinand is a great player, a massive player. It’s easy to accommodate great players into Chelsea, that’s what we’re here for.

Why can’t we play Ferdinand, Terry, Alex and Carvalho together? Two could play in the middle, the other two as wing-backs. These guys are good enough to do that, and do you realise how strong Chelsea will be then? No one will be able to score against us.

And if we keep Drogba, I can probably drop the second striker and start Cudicini and Cech together. After that, we can play as attacking as we want to, and we’ll still win. At least we won’t lose.

No one from Manchester United was available for comment, but rumours suggest that the whole squad is in a crisis meeting trying to figure out how to sell Louis Saha and Mikael Silvestre. Good luck with that…

Also See:

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  1. Sam 1 April, 2008