Nemanja Matic hopes Chelsea’s decision to sell Petr Cech to Arsenal does not come back to haunt them.
The 34-year-old completed a controversial £10.9m transfer across London last month, after asking to leave Stamford Bridge having lost his first-choice berth of 11 years.
Serbian midfielder Matic wishes his former colleague well, but is unhappy that the Blues have allowed “one of the best keepers” to join their Premier League title rivals.
“Petr is a great guy and a great keeper,” Matic is quoted by Sky Sports as saying. “It is going to be a very important signing for them.
“But I am not happy because of that. We know that he is very professional. He is one of the best keepers. And I hope this season he does not perform as he did here for 10/11 years.
“I am happy for him because he gets to stay in London, which for him and his family was very important. I wish him all the best.”
Cech won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League in a hugely-successful Blues career which spanned nearly 500 appearances.
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