March 22, 2023



Chelsea announce first file signing in 2023

Chelsea have introduced the £35million signing of 21-year-old Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile on a seven-and-a-half 12 months deal.

The Blues have been on the lookout for a left-sided centre-back because the summer time and have been unable to agree a take care of RB Leipzig for the Croatian World Cup star Josko Gvardiol. 

It was understood that Chelsea had reached an settlement to signal Badiashile earlier this week – and agreed private phrases for a long-term contract.   

Badiashile then arrived within the capital and accomplished his medical earlier than finishing his switch.

The French centre-back was not noted of Monaco’s aspect to face Brest on New 12 months’s Day as particulars have been finalised forward of his departure to London. 

The defender instructed the membership web site: ‘I’m very completely satisfied to be right here at Chelsea. I’m so excited to begin enjoying for this membership. I can’t wait to see the followers and begin enjoying in the most effective league on the planet.’

In the meantime, Blues proprietor Todd Boehly mentioned: ‘We’re delighted to welcome Benoit to Chelsea. 

‘He’s a wonderful younger participant who has shortly established a powerful repute for himself and has an enormous quantity of expertise for his younger age. We’re positive he’ll kind an essential a part of our crew within the years forward.’

Badiashile, who was the topic of a bid from Newcastle United final 12 months earlier than choosing up an damage, will compete with Thiago Silva, Kalidou Koulibaly, Wesley Fofana and Trevoh Chalobah for the central defensive positions at Stamford Bridge.


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