Former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins has revealed that he’s surprised Chelsea have allowed Petr Cech to join us with a move close to being concluded, Sky Sports reports.
A fee with Chelsea has been agreed while personal terms with Cech have also been ironed out (via Sky Sports), and Wilkins thought his old club would do more to move the 33-year-old abroad.
Given that we finished 12 points behind the Blues last season, Cech could potentially become the difference if we’re to close that gap next term.
“I’m extremely surprised and I thought Chelsea might have offloaded him into Europe somewhere,” Wilkins told Sky Sports News HQ.
“Whether they’ve done themselves a favour is another question because with Petr going to Arsenal it reinforces their ability to be contenders for the Premier League title.”
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Cech is arguably entering the prime years of his career and we can finally live in comfort that one of the best shot-stoppers in the world will be positioned between our sticks.
He is also a player with massive experience entering a dressing room that needs a guidance in terms of sustaining a title challenge.
Finally, Arsene Wenger has got one over Jose Mourinho.