Chelsea, have announced the signing of Lesley Ugochukwu from Serie A side Rennes. The 19-year-old midfielder has signed a five-year contract with the Blues.
Ugochukwu is a highly-rated prospect, who has been capped by France at youth level. He made his Ligue 1 debut for Rennes last season, and has been linked with a number of top clubs.
Chelsea were reportedly interested in Ugochukwu for some time, and they have finally won the race for his signature. The youngster is seen as a long-term replacement for N’Golo Kante, and he could be a key player for the Blues in the years to come.
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Ugochukwu is a dynamic midfielder, who is strong in possession and has a good passing range. He is also a good dribbler, and he is not afraid to take on players.
The youngster is still very raw, but he has the potential to be a top player. He will need time to adapt to the Premier League, but he has all the attributes to be a success at Chelsea.
Ugochukwu is the first signing of the summer for Chelsea, and he is likely to be followed by more signings in the coming weeks. The Blues are looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season, and they are confident that Ugochukwu will be a key part of their future.