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Chilwell Joins Chelsea From Leicester On Five-Year Deal

Chilwell Joins Chelsea From Leicester On Five-Year Deal

Chelsea have signed left-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester on a five-year deal for a fee believed to be worth £50m.

Leicester and Chelsea confirmed the transfer on their official website on Wednesday.

Chilwell is the third player to join Chelsea ahead of next season after the arrivals of winger Hakim Ziyech, 27, from Ajax and striker Timo Werner, 24, from RB Leipzig.

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The 23-year-old is a Leicester academy product who made his debut for the club in 2015, and had a contract with the Foxes until 2024.

He missed the final five matches of the 2019-20 season with a foot injury.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of this young, dynamic squad led by Frank Lampard as we challenge for honours next season,” said Chilwell, who has 11 England caps.

“He [Lampard] does play the younger players if they are good enough and just from speaking to him, I’m really excited to be here. I think the way the gaffer sets his teams up suits my game perfectly.”

Chilwell made a total of 123 appearances for Leicester and scored four goals, three of them coming in the Premier League last season.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are confident Ben will adapt very quickly to being a Chelsea player and with the fixture programme for 2020-21 especially busy, he is a fantastic addition to the squad needed to challenge for honours.”

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