Thomas Tuchel delighted by ‘one other good signing’ for Chelsea FC - Football Roof

Thomas Tuchel delighted by ‘one other good signing’ for Chelsea FC

Thomas Tuchel has revealed his delight at seeing Chelsea FC full a deal to land Kalidou Koulibaly because the membership’s second signing of the summer time.

The south west London aspect introduced the arrival of the 31-year-old defender from Napoli on Saturday after days of hypothesis linking the Senegal captain with a swap to Stamford Bridge.

Koulibaly turns into Chelsea FC’s first defensive signing of the summer time switch window following the exits of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on free transfers after the tip of the season.

He’s Chelsea FC’s second acquisition of the window after the Blues additionally wrapped up a deal to deliver Manchester Metropolis winger Raheem Sterling to the south west London membership.

Koulibaly – who has signed a four-year deal – has already linked up together with his new team-mates for Chelsea FC’s tour of america, and Blues boss Tuchel has revealed his delight at seeing the membership get the deal over the road for the skilled defender.

“He brings expertise, prime defending high quality, peak, and all the things we’re in search of to play in a back-three or a back-four,” Tuchel informed the club’s website.

“It’s one other good signing for us, and we hope Kalidou can present his high quality as quickly as doable.

“He is aware of already among the gamers. He performs with Edouard Mendy together with his nationwide workforce and he performed with Jorginho at Napoli. I feel for this aspect it will likely be very fast that he feels welcome within the group. It’s a pleasant group, and all people is joyful that he’s with us now.”

He added: “There have been at all times rumours about him leaving Napoli. It was at all times tremendous tough and ultimately not possible to get him as a result of he was a key participant there. It’s good that he takes the problem proper now.

“We have now Thiago Silva who’s even older and tremendous skilled and nonetheless on the peak of his recreation, so we hope that Kalidou can do the identical and play a few years for us. He’s completely match and prepared for the problem, and he must be as a result of we’d like him in prime form.”

Koulibaly made 27 Serie A appearances for Napoli final season, scoring three objectives and making three assists.

Chelsea FC started their pre-season marketing campaign with a 2-1 win over Mexican aspect Membership America on the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, because of objectives from Timo Werner and Mason Mount.

The Blues will tackle Charlotte FC in North Carolina on Wednesday earlier than assembly Premier League and London rivals Arsenal on Saturday.

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