Chelsea’s hope of signing Tunisia international Aymen Abdrnnour has been dealt a huge blow as the 26-year old defender has signed five year contract with Seria A side Valencia.
The defender expressed his joy for his new challenge an promises to do his very best in helping his new team achieve greater results.
“I had no doubts. I am happy to be here and to be part of an ambitious and serious project, and I would like to thank the technical staff, Lay Hoon and Peter Lim.
“I will give my all to have a good season with my new team-mates. Everyone knows Valencia CF because they have won a lot of trophies. I am. He told the club website,
Valencia chairlady Lay Hoon Chan also expressed her joy for their new signing who is seen as potential replacement for departed Nicolas otamendi:
“Aymen is one of the best defenders in Europe, strong and young with big potential. I am happy that he has shown great interest and commitment in our project at the very first moment.”
Chelsea were reportedly interested in signing the tough tackling defender after finding it hard to secure the services of Everton defender John Stones.
However, the Blues will now have to look for other alternatives before the close of the summer transfer window on Tuesday.