Chelsea signs their third major signing of the summer, Ben Chilwell, following Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner arrivals.
On Wednesday, Chelsea announced the signing of England defender Ben Chilwell from Leicester on a five-year deal for a £45m fee.
The 23-year-old defender is a Leicester academy product who made his club debut in 2015 and had a contract with the Foxes until 2024.
It is unfortunate that he missed the final five matches of the 2019/20 season with a foot injury.
However, Leicester said in a statement, “Ben leaves with the best wishes of everyone at Leicester City, and the club would like to thank him for his contribution to an exciting period for the team and its fans as they look forward to another season of European football”.
Chelsea took fourth place and a Champions League place at the expense of Leicester on the final day of the Premier League season in July.
“I’m looking forward to being a part of this young, dynamic squad led by Frank Lampard as we challenge for honors next season” Said Chilwell.
“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 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 program for 2020/21 especially busy, he is a fantastic addition to the squad needed to challenge the honors”.