Done deal: Chelsea beat Arsenal to complete deal for 6ft defender

Mourinho.jpgChelsea fans here inside the Football Transfer Tavern are looking over to the bar to see the news from Metro – with the publication claiming that the Blues have sealed a deal for Romanian right-back Cristian Manea.

Manea, 17, joins Jose Mourinho’s side from Romanian outfit Viitorul Constanra, but is set to be immediately loaned out to Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem.

The publication claims the transfer fee is £2.3 million, and as our landlord quips, this is peanuts for Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich!

A plethora of Chelsea fans here inside the Transfer Tavern over by the pool table are deliberating the deal, and are hoping he can become a world-class talent in the years to come, but are worried he may become just another player who is merely loaned out and will never get a spot in the first-team.

Chelsea fans….. What do you make of this news? Would you like to see Manea get a chance in the first-team? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below!

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