01 September 2008

Paolo Ferreira in West Ham talks according to SkySports August 31, 2008

And now to some news on my favorite player, Portuguese Paolo Ferreira. I was watching sky sports (Fox Soccer channel) this morning and they said Ferreira might move out of Chelsea. With Jose Bosingwa in, Ferreira got lower in the pecking order. In Chelsea's first 3 games of the 2008-2009 EPL season, Right-back Jose Bosingwa was in the starting lineup. In the 1st and 3rd game Ferreira played as a substitute. In the 2nd game he wasn't even on the call-up list.

I think it's a great move, not to a great club but the 29 year old does need to play more often. This is surprising because Scolari would put Ferreira in the national team on matter what even in the inadequate position of left-back.

Queiroz called Ferreira up for the next 2 Portugal games.

In the last friendly on August 20, 2008, Ferreira stayed on the bench. His other right-back competition in the national team is Miguel from Valencia. Miguel plays regularly in the starting 11, and now with Bosingwa looking like 1st choice right-back, Ferreira's chances of playing in the national team as a right-back are getting slimmer.

California, July 2006- Ferreira, Monica 08 at a Chelsea pre-season training at UCLA.
More photos of Chelsea pre-season training 2006 Chelsea players, 2007 Chelsea players

Here's the Skysports article:
Ferreira in West Ham talks
Portuguese full-back considering Chelsea exit

Last updated: 1st September 2008

Chelsea full-back Paulo Ferreira is in talks over a possible move to West Ham, Sky Sports News understands.

The Portugal international, who joined the Blues in a £13.2million deal from Porto in 2004, signed a new five-year deal in February.

But the 29-year-old has slipped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge following the arrival of compatriot Jose Bosingwa this summer, also from Porto.

West Ham are short of options at full-back with new Swiss winger Valon Behrami having had to fill in at right-back so far this season.

And Hammers boss Alan Curbishley has money to spend following Anton Ferdinand's £8m switch to Sunderland.


I wish good luck to Paolo Ferreira in a club where he can play every week. At this point, I hope he goes to a Serie A club top- club.

This will be my last post for a while. I'm going on vacation abroad.

Enjoy the Serie A games, the Premiership, Bundesliga and La Liga, and of course the Portuguese league games!

-What soccer games are you watching this weekend? What do you think of Ferreira moving to another club?

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