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Chelsea sign Leicester midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall for around £30m – Ireland and World Sport

Chelsea sign Leicester midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall for around £30m – Ireland and World Sport

By Jonathan Veal, PA

Chelsea have signed Leicester midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall for a fee of around £30m.

The 25-year-old has signed a six-year contract at Stamford Bridge and will be reunited with new Chelsea manager Enzo Maresca, who he worked with last season.

Although the Foxes have lost one of their key players, the transfer will significantly aid their attempts to remain within the Premier League’s profitability and sustainability rules.

The fee is recorded as net income as the midfielder came through the youth ranks at the King Power Stadium.

He made 120 appearances for the Foxes, scoring 17 goals, 12 of which came last season as the club won promotion to the Premier League.

He wrote on Instagram: “Well what can I say? What a journey it has been. 17 years of my life devoted to this club and it has been a pleasure. I have loved every minute of my time at this football club and have created some memories and friendships that I will never forget.

“When we were relegated in the 22/23 season, I felt personally responsible for my part in that.

“I set myself the target of making sure we returned to the Premier League in the first season as I know how devastating it can be for a club if we don’t.

“I’m very proud of what we achieved together last season – creating lifelong memories for us all. But more than that, I hope we can right the wrongs of that relegation season.”

Leicester are interested in signing Chelsea’s Michael Golding in a separate deal, the PA news agency understands.