Revealed:July 31, 2017 9:30 pm
Manchester United have finished the signing of Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for a price of £40 million and put pen to paper on a deal that would see him stay in Manchester for 3 a long time. In the procedure, he is rekindled with Jose Mourinho who was his manager when at Chelsea. Matic’s deal can be extended for a yr, the club introduced in an official statement.
“Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a Jose Mourinho player. He represents every little thing we want in a footballer loyalty, regularity, ambition, workforce player,” Mourinho reported in a statement. “I would like to thank him for his drive to sign up for us for the reason that with no that, it would be difficult to have him right here. I am positive our players and supporters will adore him. A big welcome to our new amount 31.”
Matic was pictured putting on the amount 31 shirt on Sunday with stories suggesting he was at the Carrington coaching ground in Manchester going through his health care. The amount 31 was vacant next Bastian Schweinsteiger’s transfer to the MLS.
Mourinho had signed Matic in 2014 when he was the Chelsea boss in his second phrase with the London club. The Serbian had originally joined Chelsea in 2009 right before shifting to Benfica in 2011. He returned to the Leading League club and grew to become an integral element of the facet that gained the league title in 2014-15.
Matic is the third signing by Manchester United next the arrivals of £31m defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica and £75m striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton. “I am delighted to have joined Manchester United. To do the job with Jose Mourinho at the time once more was an possibility I could not turn down. I have savored my time at Chelsea and would like to thank the club and the enthusiasts for their support. I are unable to wait around to meet up with my new workforce-mates and to get started coaching with them,” reported Matic. “This is a very thrilling time for the club and I am looking ahead to actively playing my element in producing more history for this great club.”