Although the Alexandre Pato move had been mooted for the past few weeks or so, it appears that predicting Chelsea’s next forays into the transfer market are becoming a little less predictable.
Matt Miazga is a name Blues fans are now more than familiar with but track back a few weeks and nobody would have ever known that he was on the club’s radar.
With Pedro and Papy Djilobodji’s arrivals seemingly coming out of nowhere to boot, Chelsea are now proving difficult to second guess in the transfer market.
Most of our regulars here in the tavern have to admit that they haven’t seen anything of Miazga in his fledgling career to date but the 20-year-old arrives at Stamford Bridge having racked up just over 30 Major League Soccer appearances for the New York Red Bulls.
With many on social media immediately casting doubt on his first team prospects while claiming a loan move to Vitesse Arnhem is in the pipeline, we’ve also read recently that Gary Cahill’s nose is apparently out of joint.
Under Guus Hiddink, the Dutchman has preferred a partnership of Kurt Zouma and John Terry at the back and with Roma now reportedly interested in Cahill, perhaps Miazga’s arrival may not simply be to sit on the bench or in the reserves.
Now the New Jersey native is on board, here’s a list of five things you may not know about Chelsea’s latest January transfer window signing.
Click on the image below to reveal the five things you didn’t know about new Chelsea signing Matt Miazga.