It was nearly two months of transfer business for clubs in Europe, yet there was not a muscle moved at Stamford Bridge. Everyone was tired of the delays, and sincerely most were resigned to the dawning truth that we’d have to struggle in the forthcoming season, and with the same set of players. Antonio Conte’s resumption at Cobham last Monday sort of worsened those fears. But the club had other plans.
Less than a week after the Italian resumed, he was sent packing, and Maurizio Sarri, the man everyone expected on the job was announced as new coach. It was great news for many, but Chelsea had more surprises to let out.
Sarri wasn’t the only signing we made last Saturday, we also confirmed the signing of Jorginho, his player during his time at Napoli. It was a good one for the fans seeing as the club probably understood they had kept fans waiting for too long, they had to do that. And sincerely, as a fan, I am overjoyed, seeing that a lot of progress has been made in the past week. The pain, the sleeplessness that came with uncertainty were all worth it. We haven’t signed just any player; we got a man who can actually add some value to the team.
Jorginho has been in impressive in the Serie A, and for most of his career there, has had more passes than any other player. With the creativity problems we seem to be facing at Chelsea, there’s no denying he’ll bring us some much-needed improvement.
It’s only one signing for now, but Chelsea, with it have shown they do mean business, and settling for less will never be our way. More signings will come, and I can’t wait to see what will bring us. We waited so long for this, and I have to admit the wait has been worth it.