Ben Chilwell signed a five-year contract with Chelsea FC.© Chelsea FC
Chelsea on Wednesday introduced the signing of defender Ben Chilwell from Leicester on a five-year deal for an undisclosed price. The England left-back is Blues supervisor Frank Lampard’s third main signing of the summer time, following the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner from Ajax and RB Leipzig. “I’m delighted to be becoming a member of Chelsea at this very thrilling time for the membership,” 23-year-old Chilwell stated on Chelsea’s web site. “I am wanting ahead to being part of this younger, dynamic squad led by Frank Lampard as we problem for honours subsequent season.”
Whereas each golf equipment have saved quiet on the sum paid for Chilwell, Leicester stated on their web site it’s “one of many largest switch charges ever acquired by the Foxes”.
Leicester academy product Chilwell, who has 11 England caps, made his debut for the Foxes in October 2015 and made 123 appearances for the membership.
“Ben leaves with the perfect needs of everybody at Leicester Metropolis, and the membership wish to thank him for his contribution to an thrilling interval for the crew and its followers as they sit up for one other season of European soccer,” the Foxes stated in an announcement.
Chelsea sealed fourth place and a Champions League spot on the expense of Leicester on the ultimate day of the Premier League season in July.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia stated: “We’re very happy to have accomplished our third addition to our thrilling squad for the approaching season.
“Ben brings loads of top-level expertise taking part in within the Premier League, Champions League and at worldwide degree, regardless of his younger age.”