Official: Asmir Begovic Completes £8m Move To Chelsea’s League Cup Team

Chris Wright

13th, July 2015


By Chris Wright

Asmir Begovic has officially joined Chelsea from Stoke City and he bloody well has the scarf to prove it…

Begovic has signed a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge with the fee undisclosed but reported to be somewhere around about £8million with Marco van Ginkel moving to Stoke on a year-long loan as a makeweight.

Chelsea have also confirmed that Begovic will actually be taking the No.1 jersey, with Thibaut Courtios retaining his No.13 squad number – not that the number on his back will make the blindest bit of difference.

The Blues have invested an awful lot of time, money and patience in Courtois’ development; development they’re obviously hoping will translate into 10+ years of first-choice, gold standard goalkeepership.

Begovic is joining as a League Cup ‘keeper and he knows it – which is puzzling really, seeing as though he could feasibly walk into most other club’s first teams after five-and-a-half years of reliably solid service at the Potters.

Oh well, we can’t blame him for taking the cushy/lucrative option really. It’s his career, after all.