Premier League giants Chelsea have completed the signing of French midfielder Lesley Ugochukwu from Rennes on a seven-year contract.
The 19-year-old was highly impressive in a deep-lying midfield position for the French outfit who finished fourth in Ligue 1 last season against all odds.
Lesley Ugochukwu completes Blues switch
Immediately establishing himself as a regular for Rennes, Ugochukwu has already made 67 appearances for his hometown club over the last two seasons and has gained a reputation as a ball-winning midfielder and a good user of possession.
The news was announced last night via the club’s official social media platforms and will see the France under-19 international move to Stamford Bridge for a fee close to $30m. Ugochukwu becomes the club’s fourth major signing of the summer following the arrivals of Nicolas Jackson, Christopher Nkunku, and hot Brazilian prospect Angelo Gabriel.
A new Blue in town! 🔵
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