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Man United Confirm £40m Matic Signing From Chelsea

Man United Confirm £40m Matic Signing From Chelsea

Manchester United have completed the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea, the club announced on Monday.

"Manchester United is delighted to announce the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea on a three-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year," United announced on their official website.

"The 28-year-old Serbian international midfielder has won a number of club and individual honours including league titles in both England and Portugal."

The deal is said to be worth £35m plus £5m add-ons.

United manager Jose Mourinho told the website: "Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a Jose Mourinho player. He represents everything we want in a footballer; loyalty, consistency, ambition, team player.

"I would like to thank him for his desire to join us because without that, it would be impossible to have him here. I am sure our players and supporters will love him. A big welcome to our new number 31."

Matic said: "I am delighted to have joined Manchester United. To work with Jose Mourinho once again was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.

"I have enjoyed my time at Chelsea and would like to thank the club and the fans for their support. I cannot wait to meet my new team-mates and to start training with them.

"This is a very exciting time for the club and I am looking forward to playing my part in creating more history for this great club."

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