Chelsea on Wednesday announced the signing of Ben Chilwell from Leicester City for 50 million pounds. The England left back defender who was dropped out of UEFA Nations League following an injury, pen down a five-years contract with the Londoners ahead of the 2020/2021 season.
He will now play in the champions league with Chelsea, after his previous club failed to end their amazing season with a champions league qualification.
Ben Chilwell is the third player to sign for Chelsea FC this summer after the arrival of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner from Ajax and Leipzig for a combined fee of 130 million pounds.
Chelsea will also be hoping to seal the signing of Kai Havertz from Bayern Leverkusen in the coming days.
speaking on Wednesday, Ben Chilwell expressed his delightement to joining Chelsea FC.
“I am delighted to be joining Chelsea at this very exciting time for the club. i am looking forward to be part of this young dynamic squad led by Frank Lampard as we challenge for honours next season. I can’t wait to get started and hopefully, it won’t be long before we’re playing in front of the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge”.
Chilwell who began his professional career with Leicester City at the age of 18 has rise to become one of the most promising full-backs in the premier league having made over 120 appearance for Leicester City.
His adept at the defensive side of the game is the key factor in Leicester’s increasing resilient rearguard in recent years.
Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia also expressed his happiness on getting the signature of the 23 year old.
“We are very pleased to have completed our third addition to our exciting squad for the coming season. Ben brings plenty of top-level experience playing in the premier league, Champions league and at the international level, despite his young age.
we are confident, Ben will adapt very quickly to being a Chelsea player and with the fixtures programme for 2020/2021, he is a fantastic addition to the squad needed to challenge for honours”, he said.