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PHOTO: Nemanja Matic holding the Chelsea shirt

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Chelsea have resigned Benfica’s highly rated midfielder Nemanja Matic for a reported fee of €25m, the club has confirmed.

The 25-year-old has been given a five-and-a-half year contract and will wear the no 21 jersey for the Blues.

BeCW07MIYAAMtmZ PHOTO: Nemanja Matic holding the Chelsea shirt

Matic was signed in 2009 but after failing to make any significant impact, he was sold to Benfica in a cash plus part exchange deal that saw defender David Luiz coming to Stamford Bridge.

The Serbian international, who delivered a heart-felt farewell message yesterday to Benfica fans, said upon signing:

“I am very happy for this opportunity to be back at this club. I feel very good because of that and just want to say I will give my best to help the team and make the Chelsea fans happy.”

BeCXDddCAAA39h1 PHOTO: Nemanja Matic holding the Chelsea shirt

 

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Comments (37)

  1. Welcome back son ,hop u can secore on sunday

  2. welcome back matic the blue is the colour

  3. This is good signing again to pair with ramirez or mikel obi,wellcome come back home….

  4. matic=(blue forever)welcome back to the blue kingdom.best combination,ramires+matic.

  5. Welcome To CHELSEA FC

  6. O yes, we have now seen the reality instead of all the rumors! So far a good signing has been made. Up blues!

  7. Its gud to hav matic back, bt Wil be more beta to hav someone like falcao in the front. Up blues!

  8. Nice signing for the blues!!

  9. we needed a player like matic, i just hope that mourinho utilizes him well. Unlike the treatment that mata is getting. Whatever the reason, value the value mata has cannot be ignored. Lets be more careful next time because players will be snubbing the bridge.

  10. I luv d signing bt what will happen 2 Mikel

  11. Welcm back buddy. Finally our midfield is secure once more all we need now is a deadly striker to compliment d squad.

  12. A gud return for a gud player

  13. nice signing, but can matic show his ability dis time around?

  14. Welcome back to blue, a deadiy striker is needed. Up blues for life.

  15. Good signing for chelsea fc but we need a killer upfront

  16. Pls you have to support both torres and hazard so that we can beat man u on sunday and welcome to the blues in london u ar a good player welldone boy matic

  17. the prodigal son is back! welcome to the blues family.

  18. Welcome back home Matic. Chelsea still need a deadly striker to complement d work of our midfielders.

  19. NOW BRING DIEGO COSTA

  20. Welcome to the Blue, dynasty Matic!! Is this guy gonna play against United this weekend!??

  21. Yes is good to have nemanja matic back ,very gd player, but we still need two more striker.

  22. welcome back Matic true son of chelsea. We dont need a midfielder again now we need a better striker to complete the squard, someone like Costa because we need to carry atleast two trophics this season……..blues till i die

  23. Welcom bck matic, d blues 4 life. We also expect the next signing being a striker….jose pls give us a gud striker a goal mechine…..

  24. Is good to be home, hope to see on sunday……. Our next Lampand

  25. A player with great potentials that will prove the visions of the club (Chelsea fc)right if used in the right position in the field play. A good signing for chelsea fc. up blues.

  26. welcom home son.blue s d colour

  27. Once a blue, always a blue …welcome back home Matic….wish u a happy season….

  28. What a wonderful signing in the personality of midfield general Matic! What remains is to get either Diego Costa or Radamel Falcao and every thing will be history for Jose and Chelsea Fc!!!

  29. Atlast, it has come to a reality. Nemanja Matic is one of the best midfielders in the world. Its a very good signing. Welcome to the club of your choice. Hope you flourish on sunday.

  30. welcome back guy.hope you can repeat what u do in benfica.up blues

  31. Well comeback Matic!! Great signing.

  32. matic is a fantastic player and he will fit 4 Chelsea midfed welcum back

  33. Is good to have u back in west london matic, now we have our michael ballack back at stamford bridge, best deal for chelsea d blues……tip u guys to wallup united on sunday….we need to support torres now, is good and his in best shape!!!

  34. Welcome, congrats 4 being blues plyer, bt we need a striker like benteke!

  35. Gud signing cos we need an outstanding player like matic in case of injury, just like man city, many of their stars injured yet they play on with no problem. But I think we need a prolific strikers like costa and I think jose is working on this issue because it is obvious to everyone now that we are lacking the striking role.

  36. Very good signing i will say, now our midfield looks solid. Those of u who are talk abt killer up front, even if falcoa comes and d pattern of chelsea football remain d same, i tell u he would do no better than torres or etoo becos chelsea is a team where everyone even defenders can score goals. So who will be giving d ball to d striker, when everyone can score?