20 Jan

Chelsea Completes Matic’s Move From Benfica

London club Chelsea re-signs midfielder NemanjaMatic from Benfica. The Serbian midfielder returns to the Premier League for a contract worth 25 million euros.

Back to Playing English Football

chelseaThe Blues sold Matic to Benfica last January 2011 as makeweight for David Luiz’s transfer. He was valued at 3 million pounds in the dying minutes of the transfer window.

Matic flourished in the Portuguese side and gained experience – playing in the Champions League, most notably. His performance earned him the Player of the Year award last season.

Looking to Win Silverware

“I am very pleased that Nemanja is returning to Chelsea,”Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said. “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.”

“I am very happy for this opportunity to be back at this club,” Matic said.”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.”

Matic could start for Chelsea against the ailing Manchester United.