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TRANSFER Chelsea FC signal teenage midfielder Lesley Ugochukwu

Chelsea FC have signed Lesley Oguchukwu on a 7 yr deal.

Lesley Oguchukwu is a Blue


Lesley Ugochukwu, a 17-year-old midfielder, has joined Chelsea from Ligue 1 workforce Stade Rennais on a seven-year take care of a further yr’s possibility, the Premier League membership introduced on Tuesday.

The deal’s monetary phrases weren't made public, however in line with British media, Chelsea FC paid Rennes roughly €27.5 million ($30.15 million) for the 19-year-old.

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An everyday at Rennes final season, Ugochukwu, a France under-19 worldwide, helped the workforce end fourth within the French premier division and go to the Europa League knockout spherical.

“We’re delighted Lesley is becoming a member of Chelsea. He's a powerful younger participant who has already made his mark in Ligue 1,” Chelsea co-sporting administrators Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley informed the membership web site.

“He has an enormous quantity of potential and we all know he's going to proceed to develop and enhance. We're happy that he has joined us [on tour] within the U.S. and that he'll have the ability to combine with the squad rapidly.”

Because the membership’s fourth-youngest debutant on the time, Ugochukwu joined Rennes’ growth system at age eight and made his senior debut shortly after turning 17 years previous.

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