Ricardo Carvalho all set for Madrid
Chelsea have confirmed they have agreed a fee with Real Madrid for defender Ricardo Carvalho. The move will see Carvalho reunited with former Blues boss Jose Mourinho after working with the defender at Stamford Bridge and Porto.
The 32-year-old’s future at Stamford Bridge has been the subject of speculation for some time with Carvalho revealing earlier this summer he would jump at the chance of moving to Real. The Portugal international will now travel to Spain to hold talks and undergo a medical at the Spanish giants before signing a two-year deal. A Chelsea statement read:
Chelsea Football Club can confirm it has agreed terms with Real Madrid for the transfer of Ricardo Carvalho. The transfer is subject to a medical and the player agreeing personal terms. Chelsea would like to thank Riccy for his six years of service, and we wish him well in his future career.
Even though I feel £6.7 million for a 32-year old is too effin much, I guess Mourinho is planning to use Carvalho like how he made use of Lucio in his previous stint at Inter. Carvalho is a brilliant center-back and would definitely provide the solidity we need. With Pepe having been ruled out for 3 weeks following the match against the Galaxy, I guess Carvalho would immediately be put into action against Bayern Munich this Friday.
Para Siempre Blanco!