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The young Serbian is happy to have joined the Blues, promising big things for the future...

Chelsea have announced the signing of highly-regarded midfielder Nemanja Matic on a four-year deal, and the Serbian has stated his belief that he has a great deal to offer the London club.

“I am a solid midfield player, I have a lot to offer and for sure to progress. I will show everyone why I am at Chelsea," he told the Blues' official website.

“I am a central-midfielder, and I know I am not well known, but I have physical power and I am quite a technical, left-footed player,” he continued.

“Since the age of 18 I have been at Kosice, and before that I had played in the youth team of Red Star Belgrade.”

Matic, who is 6'4” tall, had spent some time with Middlesbrough on trial in January.

“When I came it was winter in the north of England so it was not very nice, but the squad was okay and I liked it,” he said.

Owen Watson,