Chelsea snap up free agent Schwarzer

Jose Mourinho has made his third signing since returning as Chelsea manager, bringing in former Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer on a free transfer, BBC Sport has reported.

Schwarzer was a free agent after his Fulham contract expired at the end of the season and will provide back-up to and competition for established first choice Petr Cech, the BBC adds.

And the Australian is excited at the prospect of moving to Stamford Bridge. “It’s a phenomenal club,” Schwarzer said. “It’s one of the biggest and best clubs in the world, and it’s an honour to sign for Chelsea. I didn’t take much convincing to come here.

Schwarzer spent five years at Craven Cottage, making 220 appearances for the club, having previously played at Middlesbrough between February 1997 and May 2008. The 40-year-old made more than 400 appearances for the Teeside club after joining from Bradford City, where he spent only a few months. Schwarzer started his professional career in Germany, appearing for Dynamo Dresden and Kaiserslautern.

Chelsea have already signed Andre Schurrle, the Bayer Leverkusen and Germany forward, and Netherlands midfielder Marco van Ginkel.

See what the expert tipsters are tipping on OLBG

Related posts

Leave a Comment