CHELSEA WIN HERRERA RACE
Chelsea has completed the signing of Ander Herrera following the activation of his £31 million release clause he had with Athletic Bilbao.
Herrera joins the ‘Blues’ on a 5 year contract worth £22 million as his wages rocket to £75,000 a week.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was said to be very keen on the 23 year old and had two bids over the £20 million mark rejected.
The boys from Kings Road then launched a final bid matching Herrera’s release clause which was enough to stave off potential suitors such as Arsenal and Real Madrid.
Mourinho was more than happy to have gotten his man, declaring he can be the complete midfielder.
“He has great abilities. Tackling, passing, control, finishing. He’s a very complete and a player I know very well.
“He is a player I liked a lot when I was at Real Madrid. He works hard for the team as we have seen for Athletic Bilbao this season so he can be an integral part for us.