Originally written January 16, 2014 on Soccerlens:
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Chelsea: Twitter Reacts to Matic signing – ‘New Michael Ballack’ - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea have re-signed their former player, Nemanja Matic from Benfica, for a reported fee of €25m yesterday. The 26-year-old has signed a five-and-half-year contract at the Blues and will wear the 21 jersey at the club. Matic, who left Chelsea in 2011, in a cash plus part exchange deal that saw Brazilian David Luiz coming to Stamford Bridge, has established himself as one of the finest defensive central midfielder around in Europe at the moment, during his three-years’ stay at Portugal under Jorge Jesus. Central midfield is one of the areas here Chelsea needed an investment. Veteran Frank Lampard is approaching the end of his career, while Michael Essien is largely a fading figure now, while youngster Van Ginkel and Oriol Romeu are still not first team material, hence, Jose Mourinho opted for an experienced and quality central midfielder. Many have criticized the deal here, as Che...
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