Chelsea “World Record” Signing Leaves The Bridge
Hamburg have confirmed the signing of former Chelsea defender Slobodan Rajkovic.
The Serbian was a world record purchase for someone under 18 years old back in 2007, when the Blues decided to part with £3.8million for the young defender.
Rajkovic has spent the majority of his time on loan in Eredivisie, with successful spells with FC Twente, PSV and Vitesse.
Despite making his debut for Chelsea in a preseason friendly this summer the Serb was unable to convince Andre Villas-Boas of his long term future in West London, and he was also unable to secure a UK work permit. So instead of loaning him out the Blues have decided to part company. Hamburg boss Michael Oenning hopes the deal will prove productive for his struggling side.
“He is tall and an uncomfortable opponent who can scare other players,” said Oenning.
“He is bringing a quality we do not have and we need right now. On top of that he is left footed.”
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