Former Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic ‘very happy’ to be joining Chelsea

Former Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is excited about the challenges that are waiting for him at Stamford Bridge.

Begovic signed a four-year deal with Chelsea for a fee thought to be around £8million yesterday and will replace Petr Cech who left Chelsea for Arsenal earlier in the transfer window.

The Bosnia-Hercegovina international will challenge Thibaut Courtois for the main goalkeeper role for the Blues.

Begovic started his English career at Portsmouth before Stoke picked up the Bosnian for £3.25 million – the Potters have already replaced the keeper with the highly experienced Shay Given on a free transfer.

Chelsea’s third signing of the window, after Radamel Falcao and the young Brazilian midfielder Nathan, will wear the number one jersey after the exit of Chelsea legend Cech.

“I am very happy to be joining Chelsea,” Begovic told the club’s website.

“I’ve played against Chelsea a few times so I’m sure some of our fans know what I can do, but firstly I like to dominate the penalty area.

“I also try to control and communicate with my defenders, and the team in front of me, in order to make sure everything is organised.

“I can’t wait to get started. Going to North America will be great – we have some big games lined up.”

Picture courtesy of Ronnie Macdonald, with thanks

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