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Todd Boehly reacts as Chelsea complete signing of 18-year-old midfielder

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Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly has reacted to the Blues signing of 18-year-old Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa

KemiFilani reports that the former England U19 star has completed his move from Aston Villa to Chelsea in a £20m deal.

The two clubs released a joint statement out of the blue on Tuesday afternoon confirming that they had reached an agreement over a transfer.

Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly speaking about the latest signing said: “Carney is one of the most exciting young players in Europe so we are really looking forward to seeing him in action 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.”

Meanwhile, co-controlling owners Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano, said: “We are building for both the now and the future so signing one of the hottest teenage talents in English football fits with both those aims.

“Chelsea have shown that young potential can be fulfilled at this club and under our ownership we are determined this will continue. We are looking forward to Carney thriving here.”

Chukwuemeka told Chelsea’s website: “It’s been quite hectic but I couldn’t get Chelsea out of my head the last few days so I’m just happy and relieved that it’s all done,”

“I’m so excited and just can’t wait to get on the pitch, meet all the players and try to win games and trophies with Chelsea.”

He has made 14 appearances in the Premier League, and in 2021, during Villa’s 2-0 victory over Norwich City, he became the league’s youngest player to have assisted on a goal.

Although Chelsea have high hopes for Chukwuemeka, as evidenced by their investment and the fee they paid Aston Villa, Chukwuemeka is a player for the future.

Following Gabriel Slonina from Chicago Fire, this is the club’s second summer signing of a young player, demonstrating the new owners’ commitment to the future of the team.

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  1. Umar

    August 5, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    Good

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