Friday, 11 February 2011

Sven Sweeps Up His Transfer Dealings

  Couldn't help the pun but Jeffrey Bruma (get it?) signed for Leicester today to complete Sven's dealings in the transfer and loan market for this season.

Bruma shows his new shirt which will include
Matty Fraytt's old number, 12. (

  The Chelsea defender joins his team-mate Patrick Van Aanholt, Tottenham's Kyle Naughton, Manchester City's Ben Mee and Benfica's Miguel Vitor in a loanee heavy defence.  Although this amount of loanees, who may not be around next season, is worrying, there's no doubt Sven has brought in a very talented and impressive back line, adding permanent signing Sol Bamba and current Foxes Jack Hobbs and Aleksander Tunchev too.

  A full Dutch international centre-back, Bruma has ten appearances for Chelsea's first team already under his belt and, at 19, has a bright future ahead of him (if YouTube is anything to go by - check from 4:20).  It will be interesting to see how he fits into Sven's revolutionised team with Mee and Bamba playing well and Vitor and Hobbs hot on their tails; it seems he thinks he'll be heading into the first team any minute now.

  Sven seems to have got all the men he deemed to be needed at Leicester and, coupled with the great form they are in, has turned round the season from the dismal first month.  Let's see what he's really made of.