OFFICIAL: Chelsea sign Nemanja Matić for €25m

Nemanja Matic is now once again a Chelsea player.
Nemanja Matic is now once again a Chelsea player.

Chelsea Football Club have finally announced the signing of SL Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matić on a five-and-a-half-year deal worth €25m.

The Serbian international will wear the number 21 shirt at Chelsea.

“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.” -Matić

The 26-year-old joined Chelsea for just €1.8m in 2009 but left two years later as part of the deal which brought David Luiz to Chelsea in the January on 2011.

BeCXDddCAAA39h1Jose Mourinho on Matic:

“I am very pleased that Nemanja is returning to Chelsea. He has grown as a player in Portugal and has become a fantastic all-round midfielder. I am sure he will become a very important member of the squad and help us to achieve our ambitions.”

The return of Matic will be financed in large part by the €18m sale of Kevin De Bruyne to Wolfsburg.

Welcome back to Stamford Bridge Matić!

  1. Lalaa says



  2. Lalaa says


    We will have the best midfield in the league, we will finally dominate city’s midfield

    Matic+Ramires>>>>>>>>yay toure+fernandinho

    Now in the summer we need one world class striker like Falcao and a left back like co entrap or shaw ( if Cole leaves) and we will dominate every team in the premier league and champions league.

    1. Anonymous says

      I don’t see Mata surpassing Oscar as the starter for the No.10 role. Nor do i see Luiz starting over Cahill. Rest is fine IMO

    2. Vaakmeisster says

      Our pivot has always been better than City’s especially when Mikel’s there. Did you watch our game against City? Yaya barely touched the ball after Mikel was introduced.

  3. Paul boswell says

    What about oscar,can’t see Jose leavening him out of first 11 players?,,,

  4. Fik says

    Very good signing! Tnx JM & CFC!!

  5. Fik says

    No one can site Oscar at 10 role as we looked so far!!!

  6. Lightning says

    The white Yaya Toure this guy. Too bad he’s cup-tied, but he can still help our Champions League campaign indirectly, He can play domestically in place of Mikel, Lampard, or Ramires to have them fresh for a Champions League match.

  7. SunneyLamps says

    I’m so happy 2 see dis guy back in Chelsea, he’s become a very good player nd he will be awesome cause he’s bak wit Experience and Maturity. Welcome bak Nemanja…… KTBFFH!

  8. donvic says

    D signin of matic hav pave d way 4 d departure of essien nd lampard in d summer buh wat will apen 2 mikel,van ginkel,romeu et all

  9. Martin, Norway. says

    Welcome Home Matic.

  10. Anonymous says

    – – – – – – – – – – -Torres – – – – – – – – – – –
    Hazard – – – – – Oscar – – – – – – Willian
    – – – – – – Matic – – – – – -Ramires – – – –
    Cole – – – – -Terry – – – – Luiz – – – – – Ivanovic


  11. Zyte says

    @ lalaa,this is fantasy team.jose knows better,so i advice u 2 drop this biase list & watch jose as he makes the best decision in team selection.welcome home nemanja matic.

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