Chelsea duo Salomon Kalou and Jose Bosingwa are both officially free agents after the west London club elected to not extend their contracts. I know we all expected it, but it has now happened.
The Ivorian joined the club in 2006 and leaves with numerous winners’ medals including the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League, and scored 60 goals during his six seasons with the Blues. Kalou tended to split Chelsea support, with some claiming he never played enough, but others reckoning Solomon was no more than an impact player off the bench.
Bosingwa joined Kalou at Chelsea in 2008 and also boasts an impressive medal collection after his time at Stamford Bridge. His first season was particularly impressive, but kind of went downhill a bit after that. Extremely impressive at times, bloody annoying at others, Bossie played 126 times for us.
The Portugese right-back had an injury-blighted four seasons, joining from Porto for €20.5 million from Porto, signed by Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Both players had critical roles in both the Champions League and FA Cup final triumphs last season.
Thanks for the memories lads – good luck in the future.