Bristol City have confirmed the signing of defender Tomas Kalas from Chelsea. The deal is Bristol City’s second signing of a defender from Chelsea after they secured the signing of Jay Dasilva for an undisclosed fee last week.
The signing has caused celebration among Bristol City fans, who believe they’ve got a bargain after the fee was reported to be £8 million.
Bristol City have signed defender Tomas Kalas for a club-record £8million from Chelsea
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) July 1, 2019
Before his move to Ashton Gate, Kalas was Chelsea’s longest serving player, having been at the club since his move from Czech club, Olomouc in 2010.
The Czech international only ever made four appearances for Chelsea’s first-team, with all of them coming under former manager Jose Mourinho in the 2013/2014 season, including a memorable start in Chelsea’s 2-0 against Liverpool at Anfield.
Bristol City fans believe they’ve secured a great deal for Kalas and reacted with joy on Twitter.
Here is a selection of tweets from Bristol City fans after Kalas joined the Championship club on a permanent deal:
Love the comments saying we’ve been robbed. Best CB and left back in the champ for £10 mil. Good night
— Bristol City FC Supporters Page (@BCFC_Supporters) July 1, 2019
10 million pound for Da Silva and Kalas is incredible business
— joe (@joewj_) July 1, 2019
All the comment saying 8 mill is a robbery clearly haven’t seen him and don’t know anything about the championship with him we now have the best defence in the league Up the shagging city
— CRT (@CRT73703057) July 1, 2019
Thank you @ChelseaFC £10m on De Silva and Kalas I’m still pinching myself I’m sure Frank will be crying ???? again!
— Colin Sutton (@sutts007) July 1, 2019
— Chris Hooper (@Hooper1983) July 1, 2019
Great business. Great player. And so it continues.
— Cloudgazer (@cumulojimbus72) July 1, 2019
For everyone saying we’ve been robbed…pants pulled down…blah blah blah…are completely football clueless and ur opinions are void.absolute superb defender and £10 million for him and da silva!! Ta very much
— Ben Cornish (@BenCorny669) July 1, 2019