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Chelsea sign Leicester City midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall on six-year deal

Chelsea sign Leicester City midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall on six-year deal

London: Chelsea have signed midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall from Leicester City for around €30m on a six-year deal that will keep the midfielder at the club until 2030. He will be reunited with head coach Enzo Maresca who joined Chelsea after Leicester City won the league in the 2023/24 season.

“It’s incredible to be sitting here as a Chelsea player. This is a club that people grow up watching and hoping to one day play for, so it’s a privilege to be here. I’m really excited to get started and can’t wait to show everyone what I can do,” Kiernan told the Chelsea FC media team.

Dewsbury-Hall scored 12 goals and provided 12 assists in 44 league games last season, earning him Player of the Season awards from both Leicester and Manchester United.

It will be interesting to see who starts in midfield for the West London Club, with Conor Gallagher, Moises Caicedo, Enzo Fernandez, Romeo Lavia, Lesley Ugochukwu, Andrey Santos and Carney Chukwuemeka all available for selection.

The 25-year-old has been at Leicester since 2017 and posted a farewell message to Foxes fans.

“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 got back into the Premier League in the first season as I know how devastating a position it can be for a club if that doesn’t happen.”

“I am delighted to be leaving the club with them in the Premier League where they belong and I wish Leicester City all the best for next season and the future. I am one of yours, Leicester. But it is time for me to go now,” the new Chelsea midfielder’s statement on Instagram read.