Steve Sidwell confirms Chelsea move

Ollie Irish

23rd, May 2007


sidwell.JPGThe worst kept secret in football since Jose Mourinho and Ashley Cole thought they would get a quiet cuppa together has at last being confirmed. Reading midfielder Steve Sidwell will be sidling his way to Stamford Bridge quicker than you can say Jean-Marc Bosman.
The 24-year-old former Arsenal trainee has had his big move rubberstamped after passing a medical. No details of his contract have been released, but he is likely to be getting paid more than £25,000 a week he was offered to keep him at the Madejski. Are we looking at a genuine Chelsea first-teamer, or is Sidwell going to find himself in the sizeable shadow of Fat Frank?

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  1. arseblogger says:

    £53,000 a week.

  2. Joe says:

    Career suicide. He’ll be best mates with SWP, Cudicini and Diarra before october.

  3. joe says:

    Its probably not the best of moves. Competing for two places with Lampard, Ballack, Diarra, Makelele, and Mikel is never going to be easy. At least Chelsea bought a promising domestic talent rather than a fading foreign mercinary.