Chelsea has succeeded in signing Romeo Rabia.
“Chelsea have agreed a fee with Southampton of up to £58 million ($987 million) for the transfer of Rabia,” David Onstein of The Athletic reported on Friday (July 15). The initial fee is £53 million with a bonus clause of £5 million,” the report said.
On the same day that Chelsea agreed to sign Rabia, they also announced the signing of Moises Caicedo. “We are delighted to announce the signing of Caicedo, who has agreed terms for a base eight-year contract with an option to extend for a further year,” the club said on its website on Friday.
Rabia was born in 2004 and is a highly touted prospect. He was snapped up by Manchester City after showing promise while developing at Belgian side Anderlecht. After failing to break into the first team at City, Rabia moved to Southampton, where he became a regular starter.
Rabia plays as a defensive midfielder. As you’d expect from a player who grew up at City, he excels in the buildup. Despite his young age, he’s also very good at running the game. His passing from side to side is excellent.
However, his defensive skills are still lacking and he has a lot of cautions. He’s not the type of player to get involved in fights. He still needs to grow, but he has proven himself in the Premier League (EPL). As a result, his price tag has skyrocketed and he is already valued at €32 million.
The player was originally targeted by Liverpool as a replacement for Fabinho. The Reds worked hard to get him, but then Chelsea came along and intercepted the deal. “Chelsea competed with Liverpool for Rabia’s signature, but Rabia chose to move to Chelsea,” Onstein explained.
Liverpool’s pride was bruised by having two players stolen by Chelsea this summer alone. Liverpool were originally the first to reach an agreement with Brighton for Caicedo, but the deal fell through when the player only wanted to join Chelsea.먹튀검증
Meanwhile, Chelsea paid £115 million for Caicedo, and they spent another huge amount of money on Rabia. With Enzo Fernandez, Caido, and Rabia, Chelsea now have an expensive midfield.