Cech would welcome Rooney

Chelsea keeper Petr Cech would welcome Wayne Rooney to Stamford Bridge if the Manchester United ace decided to switch.

Last Updated: 04/07/13 at 08:07 Post Comment

Petr Cech: Would welcome Wayne Rooney to Stamford Bridge

Petr Cech: Would welcome Wayne Rooney to Stamford Bridge

Rooney is being linked with the Blues, Arsenal and Paris St Germain after former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson claimed after his last home game in charge in May that the striker had asked to leave Old Trafford for a second time.

Cech believes Rooney is a 'fantastic player' and would be a quality addition to the squad if new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wanted him in his plans.

He told Sky Sports News: "I could see him in a Chelsea shirt. Players can change shirts and obviously he had a fantastic career with Manchester United and sometimes players need new challenges.

"Sometimes the consequences are the way that you are looking for the new challenge and change of the shirt.

"So if that happened, obviously he is a fantastic player and he will be welcome to our squad but now we are only in the moment of speculations about it so we will see what this week will bring.

"He's a great player and you always want to see great players in your team."

Edinson Cavani has also been linked to the Blues. Regarding Chelsea signing the Uruguayan, Cech added: "I could see anybody in a Chelsea shirt, it depends if Jose Mourinho wants to see those players in the Chelsea shirt.

"So I believe that he has his own ideas about the team, he knows exactly what he wants in the team. And as I said, now the transfer window opens and we will see what will be the movement in our squad in reality."

Cech believes the Blues will be challenging on all fronts under their returning boss.

He told The Sun: "In the last two years we had a lot of changes in the team, we changed a lot of managers, and the players we brought in are quite young.

"Among these players there is the experience of winning the Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup and Champions League.

"We will have more improved players than they were two years ago. They have better experience and they know how to win things.

"Now we've got a manager who has won it all at a variety of clubs. Overall we have a good potential to challenge everyone and I believe we can do it."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Italy 1-1 England: Andros Townsend equaliser keeps Roy Hodgson's side unbeaten this season

Substitute Andros Townsend rescued England's unbeaten post-World Cup record as his late goal in Turin earned a 1-1 draw.

Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy step up Arsenal comebacks

Jack Wilshere scored as he stepped up his comeback from injury against a Brentford XI at Arsenal's training ground on Tuesday.

England's Andros Townsend happy to silence critics with equaliser in Italy

Andros Townsend was delighted to repay Roy Hodgson's faith with the equalising goal as England drew in Italy on Tuesday.

Mail Box

Why Do Arsenal Have So Many 'Internet Warriors'?

The Mailbox has an open letter from Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, questions Phil Jones' bulldog spirit and asks: "Why do Arsenal have so many "internet warriors?"

It's All Just A Ruse By The 'Southern Press'...

A varied Tuesday morning Mailbox, with thoughts on the England U21s, a Sterling ruse, Kane realism, Wenger coaching youth and enjoying the charity match...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company