Chelsea transfer deadline day dealings can be tough, especially when the squad needs new additions.
Last season’s transfer window, we struggled to sign our targets and this was on my mind, particularly the crazy signings we made on deadline day last year. Would we repeat the mistake of wanting to sign the likes of John Stones but end up with a Papy Djiliboji. One of many signings that we end up buying but never threaten out first-team.
\sfter seeing us fail to sign our main targets this window my fears
(excluding Kante and Batshuayi) were realised and we were back to the
same spot we were last year, truthfully speaking going into deadline
day I didnt have much hope.
Chelsea Transfer Deadline Day Rituals
I did what we all do really on deadline day, by having my TV set on Sky Sports News and my phone constantly refreshing transfer blogs.
My cynicism towards Chelsea’s position in relation to the transfer window and deadline day were swiftly changed when rumors of David luiz making a sensational return began to look more and more likely. I literally could not contain my feelings of
I literally could not contain my feelings of relief and joy at the fact that Chelsea had made a signing that felt right. It felt like we signed a “Chelsea” player unlike the many we sign
who dont encapsulate what our club is about.
David Luiz The Prodigal Son?
Rarely do we ever sign someone who looks, acts and talks like he actually cares about the club.
Yes, he made and will still make mistakes that is not what we have signed. David Luiz adds
so much more to the club. His presence in the dressing room and around the club alone is a good thing. His impact on the pitch will not be a bad one just like it wasn’t a bad one during his first spell.
Yes, there were points at which he disappointed but those moments were outweighed
by his positive moments in a Chelsea shirt.
Those moments like his performance during the 2012 Champions league
should show anyone who doubts whether Luiz can return and make
a positive impact.
David Luiz is the reason Chelsea transfer deadline day dealings can be seen as positive, Luiz was not our only signing on deadline day but he was the highlight.
Left-back Marcos Alonso also signed, but we knew of his impending arrival before the day began.His signing was needed, but he has to prove himself before it can be deemed a success.
Thats why Luiz’ signing was so important, we re-signed someone
we know and someone we can trust to fight for the badge.