Chelsea Bolster Midfield with Lesley Ugochukwu Signing

August 2, 2023 8:14 am

Chelsea Football Club has finalized the signing of Lesley Ugochukwu, securing the talented French midfielder on an impressive seven-year contract, with the option to extend for an additional year. The 19-year-old sensation arrives at Stamford Bridge from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes, in a noteworthy £23 million deal, marking Mauricio Pochettino’s fourth summer acquisition.

Having honed his skills in Rennes’ esteemed academy, Ugochukwu boasts an impressive senior career record with the French side, notching up 60 appearances. As a France U19 international, he brings a wealth of promise and talent to the Blues’ ranks and has already joined his new teammates on their pre-season tour in the United States. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet.

Earlier in the week, Pochettino expressed his desire to bolster Chelsea’s midfield, albeit hinting at a preference for a seasoned player. Nevertheless, the club’s co-sporting directors, Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, conveyed their excitement at Ugochukwu’s arrival, recognizing his remarkable achievements in Ligue 1 and acknowledging the significant potential for further development.

Chelsea’s transfer activity does not seem to end there, as they have reportedly reached an agreement in principle to secure the services of Monaco defender Axel Disasi for a sum of €45 million (£38 million). This potential addition is set to further fortify the Blues’ backline, reinforcing their title aspirations for the upcoming season.

Moreover, the London club has compiled a shortlist of alternatives to Brighton’s talented midfielder, Moises Caicedo, suggesting their intent to strengthen the core of their squad. Reports indicate a potential late move for Leeds United’s Tyler Adams, who showed immense promise despite his team’s relegation, could be on the cards.

As the transfer window continues to unfold, Chelsea’s ambition in the market remains evident, with Ugochukwu’s arrival adding to the anticipation surrounding the club’s prospects for the upcoming campaign. With both new talents and experienced names potentially joining the Blues, fans eagerly await the finalization of these deals and look forward to seeing their strengthened squad in action on the pitch. Get the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports.