Chelsea Reportedly Sign £5m Czech Youngster

Saura BhattacharjeeAnalyst IJune 20, 2010

Chelsea have reportedly landed the talented 17-year-old Tomas Kalas from Sigma Olomouc. The West London outfit reportedly have defeated Arsenal, Inter, and German giants Bayern Munich in signing the highly rated starlet from his club.

Arsenal were particularly keen on signing the youngster, with their manager Arsene Wenger even meeting the player to convince him for a move to the Gunners. But it seems that the Blues' have pipped their rivals in securing Kalas.

Kalas' current club's website carried the message "A spell at a top European club for Tomas Kalas was successfully arranged today." Though neither his club nor his agent revealed the name of the club to where Kalas will be moving, Chelsea are reportedly Kalas' next destination.

The move will be welcomed by the Blues' fans as the Premier League champions look to add young blood to their ageing squad. Moreover, with financial regulations coming into effect such a signing is a step forward for the club's future sustainability.

Ancelotti has enough faith in the 17-year-old centre back, who has made only a single senior appearance, to part with a significant sum as his transfer fee.

Chelsea's defense is ageing with most of their defenders nearing 30 or are already. Chelsea are looking to bring in more young players into their team and Kalas will be a good addition. With proper training and development he can turn into future Terry or Carvalho for the Blues.

Now it remains to be seen whether he can live up to his huge potentials that is promised with his arrival. Only time will tell if Tomas Kalas can fill the big boots of his predecessor and achieve success as them.

Kalas will presently stay at his club for another year to complete his development program and will join his new highly respected teammates next year.