Official: Chelsea confirm signing of Ben Chilwell from Leicester


Official confirmation of Ben Chilwell’s move to Chelsea has been forthcoming online on Wednesday evening.

Chilwell’s Leicester stint

The Englishman is a product of Leicester’s youth system and in recent seasons, has been a key figure in the Foxes backline.

In total, the 23-year-old has notched 123 appearances in all competitions for Leicester, scoring four and providing twelve assists along the way.

And despite having not yet hit his prime, Chilwell has also cemented himself as one of the top left-backs currently plying their trade in the English game.

The 11-time capped international is superb at both ends of the pitch, a skill that will now doubt excite his new club.

Chilwell signs for Chelsea

Chilwell had been linked with Chelsea for several months now with it reported earlier this week that the full-back was set to complete his move to Stamford Bridge in the next three days.

Now, as mentioned above, official conformation of that deal has emerged online on Wednesday.

In posts across the club’s official website and social media platforms, Chelsea confirmed they have secured Chilwell’s services on a five-year deal, which will, according to previous reports, see him earn around £190,000-a-week.

The Blues are understood to have paid around £50m to bring the defender to London.

On moving to Chelsea, Chilwell had this to say:

“I am delighted to be joining Chelsea at this very exciting time for the club. I’m looking forward to being a part of this young, dynamic squad led by Frank Lampard as we challenge for honours next season.

“I can’t wait to get started and hopefully it won’t be long before we’re playing in front of the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge.”

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