Chelsea FC manager Jose Mourinho has expressed his delight at the work the club has done in this transfer window, while Gael Kakuta joins Rayo Vallecano on loan.
Jose Mourinho is delighted with the current squad he has at his disposal and has praised how Chelsea have gone about their business in this transfer window. Meanwhile, Gael Kakuta has completed his move to Rayo Vallecano, on loan from Chelsea.
Chelsea have not only made some big and important signings this summer, but they have also managed to balance the book by getting rid of some players. Moreover, they have also conducted their business early in the transfer window, allowing the squad to settle down in preseason.
Their biggest requirement this summer was to sign a new striker, having struggled for goals last season. The Blues signed Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid and brought back Didier Drogba on a one year contract, while the Samuel Eto’o, Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku were sold to make way for them.
Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas was another big name signing and his arrival has added a lot more creativity in attack, especially with Oscar struggling with his form in the World Cup. He will step into the shoes of Frank Lampard, who left the club this summer.
Left back Ashley Cole, who joined Roma, was replaced by Felipe Luis, who was a vital member of the title wining squad of Atletico last season, while the transfer of David Luiz, for an astronomical fee, to PSG means the Blues are actually running on green in this window, despite all the arrivals.
Jose Mourinho is delighted with the squad he has assembled and has praised the way the club has gone about their business this summer.
“We are so happy with the squad we have.
“We feel that the correct squad is exactly this type of squad we have, with people like Didier and John Terry, but at the same time people like (Andreas) Christensen and (Nathan) Ake.
“We have the squad we want and, I repeat, the club was fantastic in the way they worked so hard and so fast to get Diego, Filipe and Fabregas.” – The Chelsea manager said.
Meanwhile, 23-year-old French winger, Gael Kakuta, has joined Spanish side Rayo Vallecano on loan from Chelsea. Kakuta had a loan spell in Italy with Lazio last season, and his long term future at the club has been under speculation.
“Rayo Vallecano can report that Gael Kakuta has joined for the 2014-15 season from Chelsea FC on loan.” – Read an official statement on the website of the Spanish side.