Bosingwa seals Blues move
Chelsea have completed the signing of Jose Bosingwa from Porto in a £16.2million deal.
Last Updated: 12/05/08 7:48pm
Chelsea have completed the signing of Jose Bosingwa from Porto.
The Blues agreed a £16.2million fee with Porto for the right-back over the weekend and the player arrived in England for talks and a medical on Monday.
The Portuguese international has swiftly agreed personal terms and passed a medical to seal his switch to Stamford Bridge.
Bosingwa is highly-rated after impressing for Porto and Portugal in recent seasons and he attracted interest from Manchester United and Aston Villa
However, Chelsea have moved to lure him to West London as they see Bosingwa as the solution to their problematic right-back spot with Michael Essien being forced to play there in recent weeks.
Dream moveBosingwa admitted it was a dream of his to play in England and he is believes he can become a better player at Chelsea.
"I have friends who are at Chelsea and it's a club I feel I can improve at and grow as a player," Bosingwa told Chelsea TV.
"I've always had a dream to play in England - I always watched the Premier
League as a child, I love the English game and now I'm here I'm going to work to do my best.
"I played for a big team in Porto and now I'm going to play for a bigger team in Chelsea. My aim is to win titles."
Bosingwa's arrival raises doubts about the long-term future of Juliano Belletti who has been frozen out Avram Grant's plans in the last few months of the season.
The 25-year-old becomes Chelsea's first new signing of the summer and he is unlikely to be the last as the Blues look to build a squad capable of wrestling the Premier League crown away from Manchester United next term.