Uncle Phil has jump started his Chelsea revolution with a shock signing -- Deco. I know, you can't believe it either.
The former Barcelona midfielder inked a two-year contract with the Blues on an £8 million deal (bargain I say), according to the Guardian. Deco, 30, will no doubt bring a touch of class to the midfield with his vision, skill on the ball and superlative passing ability. However, his transfer to Chelsea throws another wrench into the Frank Lampard saga, which continues to push on with a move to Inter Milan looking all the more likely.
"I am sure I have come [to Chelsea] at the right time to do great things and be able to help Chelsea go back to the way it was and be first, not only in England but also to win the Champions League," Deco said. "That has been their dream for so long. The Premier League is a great league and it is getting better. You could see that at the Champions League final where you had two English teams.
"It is great that we have so many great players here at Chelsea and it is great that there is the competition which is healthy for everybody. This just makes the team better. To have great players in any position of the club just enhances the club. I know it is a new challenge but I am looking forward to it. I know I need a little bit of time to adapt, but I am sure I will adapt quite well and quite fast and do my best for the team."
Well, most of us have called for a playmaker in the squad. Now that we have one, how does everyone feel about it? Is this the man we so desperately need?
I, for one, have always admired Deco. However, at 30, it's going to be quite an order for him to come into the Premiership and contribute immediately. Do I think he can do it? Certainly. The man showed his class at Euro and for 8mil -- that's pocket change for this club -- why not take a punt on a world class talent?
The real question: Who's next on the list of arrivals?