Search Menu

Chelsea: Twitter Reacts to Matic signing – ‘New Michael Ballack’

Share

Chelsea have re-signed their former player, Nemanja Matic from Benfica, for a reported fee of €25m yesterday.

The 26-year-old has signed a five-and-half-year contract at the Blues and will wear the no. 21 jersey at the club.

BeCSdAoCcAAazYP Chelsea: Twitter Reacts to Matic signing   New Michael Ballack

Matic, who left Chelsea in 2011, in a cash plus part exchange deal that saw Brazilian David Luiz coming to Stamford Bridge, has established himself as one of the finest defensive central midfielder around in Europe at the moment, during his three-years’ stay at Portugal under Jorge Jesus.

Central midfield is one of the areas Chelsea needed an investment. Frank Lampard is approaching the end of his career, Michael Essien is largely a fading figure now, while youngster Van Ginkel and Oriol Romeu are still not first team material, hence, Jose Mourinho opted for an experienced and quality central midfielder.

Many have criticized the deal here, as Chelsea have paid a large sum of money for a player whom they sold once for cheap, while few have compared him to legendary German midfielder Michael Ballack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share your reactions too about Matic… Is he the next Michael Ballack for Chelsea? Will he start against Manchester United?

Football Expert? Prove it! Share your knowledge, tips and comments. Win cash prizes - £11,000 monthly! Join OLBG's free-to-enter tipping competition.

Comments (3)

  1. Hope Matic will be more than Ballack
    Guy welcome to the best Club.

  2. giving out a talented player out for free n re-buying him for 20mill barely 3yrs after,,….isnt dat madness?….i felt the midfield wasnt where we were lacking but 25mill for a defensive midfielder u sold for free isnt just it……MIKEL, RAMIRES, ESSIEN, GINKEL (INJURED) LAMPARD N OSCAR could hav done that job …..my thoughts though…

  3. A new Ballack back.He should start aganist united on sunday