Chelsea announce move made – Superstar ‘Open’ to Chelsea move – Powerhouse delighted after signing with Chelsea
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CHELSEA have completed the summer signing or Axel Dasasi – and he is delighted with the move to Stamford Bridge.
The defender arrives from Monaco for a fee in the region of £38.6m.
Disasi, who had been linked with Manchester United and Newcastle, was earmarked by the club as their top target to replace Wesley Fofana following his latest serious injury.
The club posted on the club website: ‘ A formidable presence in the air, an intelligent reader of the game, and a defender capable of being used a right-back when required, Disasi will now test himself against Premier League attackers under Pochettino.
‘Welcome to CHELSEA, Axel!’
Co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley said: ‘Axel has showcased his quality over several seasons in France and that has deservedly led to recognition on the international stage.
‘He is ready to take the next step in his career and we are delighted that will be with Chelsea. We welcome him to the club and look forward to him joining up with Mauricio Pochettino and his new teammates in the days ahead.’
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— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 4, 2023
‘It’s something I’ve been waiting for,’ Disasi acknowledges.
‘I am so happy to be here, at this big club. I am really proud to be able to be a part of this great family, and I hope to achieve very big things here. To win titles. I will do everything I can to achieve those objectives. I am very ambitious.
‘I can’t wait to feel the energy of the fans,’ he continues, now looking out at the pitch from high up in the West Stand. Another perspective to take in.
‘This is a very good stadium, one where you have a beautiful proximity to the fans. A typical English stadium, I think.
‘The fervour of the fans in the Premier League, the atmosphere, the intensity of the games: it is something that excites me.’
‘I’m a defender who likes to properly look for the ball and win it back,’ he states. ‘The best way of anticipating the opposition player’s move is by being in the best position possible.
‘I like to have the ball at my feet and play passes. I like interceptions, and I like to be aggressive with the opposition, to use my physicality.
‘When I was younger, I started as an attacker. When I got bigger, I moved back. As a professional I have played left-back, right or left centre-back or in a three, and with the national team at the World Cup at right-back.
‘I like full-back too because it allows me to play more with the ball. I like to be offensively minded, and I can score goals.’
MBAPPE OPEN TO MOVE –
PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe is now open to joining CHELSEA this summer window – but on his own terms.
Mbappe has been in the transfer headlines all summer after he came out and revealed that he has no plans to agree a new contract at the club – and will leave when his current deal expires at the end of the season.
PSG only want players on the tour who are committed to the club and want to be at the club, and have now made the decision to get some money for the Frenchman rather than lose him for nothing.
PSG are convinced Mbappe has already agreed to join Real Madrid on a free transfer next summer, but that has stopped Ted Boehly looking to get a transfer deal done
WHAT IS THE LATEST –
According to Spanish outlet Sport, Mbappe is willing to make the move to Stamford Bridge this summer but only if he can sign a one-year deal.
The French superstar wants to have the freedom to explore his options at the end of next season, but the report claims that the board are not happy with this and would, of course, prefer to tie him down to a long-term contract.
SHOULD CHELSEA SIGN THE MAN?
He has an amazing amount of talent – but the Premier League is not the French league and that is why he wants a move to La Liga – there are a few great teams and then nothing.
The board should not pay stupid money for the man for one season – it would be crazy
ORMAN MAKES MOVE –
CHELSEA goalkeeper Emily Orman has signed a new deal with the club, and will spend the upcoming 2023/24 campaign at Reading.
Orman signed her first professional contract with the club in the 2021/22 season, after joining their academy at age 16, before going out on loan to Championship side, Crystal Palace.
However – despite her impressive performances for Palace last season – she is well down the pecking order and the decision has been made to send her out on loan for the next 12 months.
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID.
The club posted: ‘Everyone at CHELSEA sends our congratulations to Emily on her new contract and wishes her every success during her time on loan with Reading.’
‘We feel this is the next step in her development and look forward to seeing her have a successful season with Reading.’
Good move for Orman?
Look, is she stayed put this season she would not get a look in and would struggle to make any sort of impact on the side – so this is a great move for her to make as she will get some much needed game time.
The Blues deal she has just signed is also great news for her as she knows that another impressive season could push her up that squad ranking at the club, and maybe a shot at some WSL performances.
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