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Chelsea sign Ramires from Benfica

Chelsea have finally signed a player, who fans can look forward to playing. Brazilian Ramires has signed a four-year contract after his work permit issues were resolved. Ramires, 23, arrives at just the right age and it is an incredible rise for player who only signed for Benfica and made his international debut at the same time.

Ramires is box to box midfielder in the Michael Essien mould. He can defend as well as support the attack with lung bursting runs through the midfield, as seen in the World Cup against Chile. Former World Player of the Year, Kaka has spoken of the quality Ramires possess and has said that he will be one of the best midfielders in the world within a few years’ time. Not a bad compliment for a
£17 million signing.

The signing of Ramires finally adds much needed strength to the midfield which has seen the Joe Cole, Michael Ballack and Deco leave Chelsea in the summer. Based on his performances in the World Cup, he would go straight into the first team replacing Mikel.

‘Every player in the world would love to play for Chelsea and it’s a great opportunity that was given to me, I will give my best to repay this chance, and I am very happy,’

he said. Ancelotti too has spoken of his delight in signing the Brazilian. He said,

‘He is a fantastic player, a fantastic midfielder, he is very young and will be the future of the Brazilian national team, and I hope he will be the future of Chelsea.’

The only disappointment has to be that he has signed a four year contract. Why should a player who is only 23 and an international be given only a four year contract? Ridiculous.

Welcome to Chelsea, Ramires.