Official: Chelsea sign Mohamed Salah to 5 1/2-year deal, assign him number 15

Michael Regan

The Blues announced their latest signing, 21-year old Egyptian attacker Mohamed Salah

Chelsea have now officially announced their newest signing, 21-year old Mohamed Salah. Salah will join from FC Basel, where he managed to find the back of the net in three of his four appearances against Chelsea over the course of the past year. The newest Chelsea player will wear number 15.

Salah will be eligible to take part in all of Chelsea's domestic contests this season, but due to his participation in the Champions League with Basel, he won't get a winners medal this season if Chelsea return the European Cup to its rightful home in London.

The former Basel man will be remaining with the first team squad for the remainder of the season, and after the departures of Kevin De Bruyne and Juan Mata, he'll likely see a fair bit of use once the fixture list begins to get congested again. While Jose Mourinho referenced his versatility when asked about the move on Friday, more than likely, we'll see Salah deployed primarily on the right flank.

Regardless of what Chelsea fans are currently feeling about the recent roster moves, Mohamed Salah is now a Chelsea player. Here's hoping he makes us forget about Juan Mata and Kevin De Bruyne in short order.

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