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Chelsea sign guaranteed contract with Aston Villa star Carney Chukwuemeka


Chelsea sign guaranteed contract with Aston Villa star Carney Chukwuemeka

Carney Chukwuemeka signs for Chelsea.© Twitter

Chelsea have signed Aston Villa and Carney Chukwuemeka to sign the England under-19 star for a reported fee of £20 million ($24 million). Villa owner Steven Gerrard forced the midfielder out of the club’s pre-season tour in Australia after Chukwuemeka refused to sign a contract extension that expires in 2023. Chukwuemeka, who turns 19 in October, has joined Villa’s first team in May 2021. and last season made 14 appearances, although only two of those were Premier League starts.

He played a major role when England won the European Under-19 Championship in July.

“Things have been pretty busy but I couldn’t get Chelsea out of the way these past few days so I’m very happy and relieved that it’s all over,” said Chukwuemeka.

“I’m so excited and just looking forward to getting on the pitch, meeting all the players and trying to win games and titles with Chelsea.”

He becomes the third signing in the new Chelsea era owned by the Todd Boehly group, after Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly to Stamford Bridge.

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Boehly said: “Carney is one of the most exciting young players in Europe, so we are really looking forward to seeing him at Stamford Bridge.

“We are delighted to be able to bring him to Chelsea and add such a talented young individual to our squad for the new season and beyond.”

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