Carney Chukwuemeka

Chelsea have confirmed the £20million (N10billion) signing of Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa, the English football club announced on Thursday.

The London club had earlier confirmed that they had reached an agreement with Villa for the 18-year-old’s permanent transfer to Stamford Bridge.

Speaking to Chelsea Website, The England Under 19 international said:

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.

Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly  added:

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.

The club’s co-controlling owners Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano added:

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.

The Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is continuing to reinforce his squad ahead of the 2022-23 Premier League season, with Chukwuemeka the fourth arrival so far this summer after Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Gabriel Slonina.

By Amara

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