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CHELSEAhave completed the signing of Dutch midfielder Wieke Kaptien from FC Twente on a four-year contract.
After being the youngest player in the Dutch squad for the World Cup, the 18-year-old will now hope to fulfil her potential at Stamford Bridge in the long term after the club made the decision to get a move done.
The first of those four years will be spent back on loan with Twente, after which Kaptien will aim to be ready to make an impression for Emma Hayes’ side and hopefully become a first-team regular.
She told the club’s official website: “It’s a really big club and I’m very honoured to be here. I’m looking forward to playing football for CHELSEA.
“I can’t wait to meet the players and fans, but I am happy I can develop myself one more year in the Eredivisie.”
Meanwhile, boss Emma Hayes added: “Wieke is a top young midfield player. She has brilliant energy in the middle of the park, but she’s also a player who can play between both boxes really well.
Welcome to Chelsea, Wieke Kaptein! ️
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“She likes to get forward, she’s tenacious and her style of play will suit the WSL. She needs to go and keep developing and we look forward to her in the future.”
The women’s team have been making some very good transfer decisions over the past few months and adding the talented Wieke to the squad is a good move.
She may not be ready to make an impact on the side right now – but in a couple of seasons she may be. But the hard work starts now as she has alot to prove to her new boss Enma Hayes.
There has been some shock reports which have claimed Eden Hazard could be set for a shock move back to CHELSEA.
After developing into one of the best players in the Premier League, scoring 110 goals and registering 92 assists in 352 matches in all competitions, and helping the club to numerous titles during his stay in England, Real Madrid came calling for the Belgian star.
The 32-year-old racked up 76 appearances, scored seven goals, and recorded 12 assists for Carlo Ancelotti’s side during a hugely disappointing time at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
But He claimed many titles with Real Madrid including two La Liga titles, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de España, UEFA Champions League, and UEFA Super Cup, which is quite an achievement for a player that spent most of his time on the bench.
He is no a free agent after failing to agree a new contract at Madrid and with no offers on the table, has been waiting for his next club to come in and make him an offer for the next 12 months.
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We could make a shock move to re-sign ex-Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard even though the summer transfer window is closed, according to the Daily Express.
The club spent some serious money in the transfer window and added a number of young players to the side, but the Daily Express claim that Hazard would be a man that could bring some experience to the side.
Hazard is a brilliantly gifted player that has flopped massively at Madrid – and the fact that no club has shown him a real interest shows that he is done at the very top of the game and would not be a good signing.
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POCH IMPRESED WITH JACKSON –
CHELSEA manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that he has actually been impressed by summer signing Nicolas Jackson.
With the club looking to spend some serious money to improve that attack over the summer – the decision was made by the board to splash £34 million and bring Nicolas Jackson to the Premier League.
The young striker had started to make a name for himself over in La Liga with Villareal and had fast become one of the most dangerous strikers in the Spanish League with his speed and quality in front of goal.
However – the new signing has just one goal since joining the club, despite starting all four league games, and there has been many pundits already claiming that he is not yet ready to lead that attack, that are missing a proven striker.
But despite the fact Jackson has only netted one goal this season – Pochettino has now come out and revealed that he has actually been impressed with the performances of the striker so far this campaign.
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He told the Evening Standard that he has no doubts that the player will come good after he is given time to adapt to the Premier League.
He said: “I think in the future we will be talking differently. He needs time to adapt to the Premier League. He is doing a fantastic job but scoring is not easy.
“He is a little bit rushed in his decisions. He needs to be a little bit more calm and relaxed and for sure he is going to score goals.
“Yes, we have to prove we can score. Of course, we need to be more clinical in front of goal and not to do the mistake we did today, to give the chance to Nottingham.”
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