Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Scolari signs Deco

Chelsea sign Barcelona and Portugal playmaker Deco.

New Chelsea manager,Luis Felipe Scolari brought on his Portuguese flavour to Stamford Bridge when on the eve of his appointment,the first signing was complete.Barcelona's midfielder Deco had officially signed for Chelsea,a contract for two years worth 8million pounds.This comes after Barcelona had released three players from their squad and Deco was one of them.He had then been linked with a move to Inter Milan to join Jose Mourinho but it only sounded like a speculation more than something which could go through.
This however has created doubts over Lampard's future at the club who has been heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan and according to some reports,he has already signed a contract and the announcement is expected in a few weeks.

Deco had this to say on his appointment,
"I am sure I have come [to Chelsea] at the right time to do great things and be able to help Chelsea go back to the way it was and be first, not only in England but also to win the Champions League," said Deco. "That has been their dream for so long. The Premier League is a great league and it is getting better. You could see that at the Champions League final where you had two English teams."

"It is great that we have so many great players here at Chelsea and it is great that there is the competition which is healthy for everybody. This just makes the team better. To have great players in any position just enhances the club. I know it is a new challenge but I am looking forward to it. I know I need a little bit of time to adapt but I am sure I will adapt quite well and quite fast and do my best for the team."

The Chelsea first team squad would return for training next Monday and only then will there be concrete news on Lampard and Carvalho's future.
Deco had been doubtful to sign for Chelsea because of his poor form at Barcelona last season but those thoughts were rubbished with his fine display at Euro 2008 where Portugal reached the Quarter Finals.Deco has great defensive as well as attacking ability and a great vision to create chances for players upfront.



Anonymous Monica 08 said...

Good luck Deco.
Nice photo of Deco in Euro 2004. I agree Deco was spectacular in the Euro 2008, all 4 games. Cristiano R who?

July 1, 2008 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger tanuj lakhina said...

Yeah he was great going upfront as well as defensively.
I wish it was Cristiano R who but he seems to have the world around him.He gets his pictures splashed on various blogs when he is on vacation,BBC puts a special section for "RONALDO's RUMOURS".Heights!

July 1, 2008 at 10:01 AM  

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