Late last week, reports surfaced that Chelsea was close to inking FC Porto fullback Jose Bosingwa. That was out of nowhere.
Now, the weirdness is official. A statement on the club's wesbite reads: "Chelsea Football Club can confirm we have reached agreement with FC Porto for the transfer of Jose Bosingwa. The player is now in England to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical."
The transfer fee is believed to be in the region of £16.2 million. Boswinga agreed on a three-year contract.
United were considered front-runners for, what, a few months leading up the transfer. We weren't even mentioned in the conversation. Must've been a series of super-secret meetings between Porto and Kenyon that secured the 25-year old right-sided player, who can slot in a right-back or in midfield.
I know little of the player, but Alberto da Silva, a journalist for World Soccer magazine, isn't sold on the move. As told to the BBC: "He's a good player but he's not worth that much money," he told BBC Radio 5 Live. I think Chelsea's current right-back Paulo Ferreira is a better player. I don't know who negotiated the deal, but he did well for Porto."
I'm not going to lie, 16 is a hefty sum for this kid. But, its Roman's noodles, so who cares? Anyway, where are my Portugese readers? Give me some insight into what you think of the deal. One thing's for sure, dude's got a mean unibrow.