Chelsea confirms shock defender deal and legend Terry sends message to incoming boss Lampard
John Terry insists there is “no one better equipped” to take over at Chelsea than Frank Lampard.
Lampard is all set to return to the club where he spent 13 successful years as a player after Maurizio Sarri decided to pack his bags and head back to Italian football with Juventus.
And now Terry has claimed that there is no better man to lead the side.
“After the season he has had with Derby and with Chelsea’s transfer ban in place, there is no one better equipped than Frank to succeed at Chelsea. It is perfect timing for him and the club,” Terry told the Daily Mail.[the_ad id=”164″]
“Frank was under pressure to succeed at Chelsea the day he arrived from West Ham and he never hid from that. He revelled in it and went on to become Chelsea’s greatest-ever player. I don’t believe there will be any trepidation from supporters. They love him. Lamps is a legend and now is the right time for him to come home.
“Roman is a successful businessman because he is so demanding but Frank will demand nothing less from himself. He [Lampard] would welcome that responsibility to make Chelsea more competitive and provide the stability the club has probably been lacking.”
Meanwhile, we have announced the exit of talented defender Jay Dasilva to Bristol City on a permanent deal.
Dasilva, a left-sided player, joined Chelsea as an Under-13 and won the UEFA Youth League twice and the FA Youth Cup three times with us, scoring in the 2014 final.
We are unable to sign players over the course of this window, for now, and that means that a bunch of talented youngsters, including Dasilva, were hoping to finally be given to shine here.
However, the 21-year-old, who joined Chelsea as an Under-13, has joined the Robins after spending 2018/19 on loan with the Championship club.
The 21-year-old played 32 games for the Championship club in 2018/19 and they have exercised an option to make the move permanent.
A club statement read: “We thank Jay for his service for Chelsea and wish him well at Bristol City.”