OFFICIAL: Jose announces signing of Mohamed Salah from Basel

Jose confirmed before the kick off that we have signed Salah. Rumour is that the deal was £11m.The deal could most likely be 5 and a half year contract but no confirmation on that yet.




  1. Gbasha.bitto says

    Welcome blue messi, HAZARD should change his jessy number to #10

  2. Aj says

    Welcome to CFC Egyptian messi

  3. GABBY says

    . Salah should not expect to immediately cement a place in the first team but there is a sense that he offers certain qualities that Mata, and Chelsea, have lacked. He is quicker than any player the Blues boast in their frontline and, as Petr Cech will attest, has a knack for preying on the last man, darting in behind defences and finishing with aplomb. The former El Mokawloon winger, who won the Most Promising African Talent of the Year award in 2012, may not be as established or influential as Mata, but he brings a different, much-needed skillset to the club. Indeed, the best squads are not comprised of simply the best players but instead offer variation and options and in this respect Salah could be even more valuable than the man he replaced.He’s a natural wideman, unlike so many of Chelsea’s attackers, capable of playing on either flank, and his pace will terrorise tired defences on the counterattack. That speed and directness makes him a perfect weapon off the bench in a side that has occasionally required a spark of invention and je ne sais quoi.Mata’s departure was brought about by a lack of suitability to Mourinho’s high-pressing style of play yet Salah feels a much more natural fit to that defensive tempo and application,he certainly won’t be at odds with Chelsea’s philosophy.n fact, only two outfield players (Shakhtar’s Darijo Srna and Porto’s Fernando) have recovered possession more times in the Champions League this season than Salah’s tally of 44. Meanwhile, no Chelsea attacker has recorded more interceptions than Salah’s six, while only Oscar (12) has more tackles than the Egyptian (7) ,Mata, as testament to his lack of suitability, has zero.Salah, then, is an entirely different type of threat to what Chelsea currently have at their disposal, though he is also a good fit for the style of play promoted and demanded by Mourinho. The west Londoners may be losing a two-time Player of the Season but, in Salah, they’ll have an explosive, frighteningly quick replacement. And one that could have a big role to play in the title race.

  4. Akor Vincent says

    nice one!!!

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