In a move that differs from Chelsea’s transfer dealings so far this summer, Roberto Di Matteo is going for experience over youth in his quest for a new right back. 30-year old Brazilian international Maicon could soon be on his way to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are in dire need of a player to replace Jose Bosingwa after the Blues decided to let his contract expire. They have been considering various options such as Debuchy, van der Weil and the Polish defender Lukasz Piszczek. Inter Milan’s seasoned campaigner has got the nod, however.
I think that all of the younger players were seriously overpriced, and Di Matteo has made a great choice. Age is not so important in a defender and experience is invaluable. Yes, Chelsea are trying to refresh an aging squad but there has to be a blend of youth and experience.
Maicon is regarded as one of the most reliable right backs in the world and he also has a penchant for scoring spectacular goals. He could really help Chelsea this season and would make a great example for the up and coming players at Stamford Bridge.
I hope that the transfer is confirmed soon as I was worried about the quality and consistency of the players that were being touted as the new right back. All three of the youngsters looked a bit suspect at times, and the Premier league will punish any mistake. With Maicon and a quality striker to replace Didier Drogba, Chelsea can challenge anybody.
Come on you Blues!