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Chelsea reunite Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall with new manager Enzo Maresca in £30m deal after defeating Brighton

Chelsea reunite Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall with new manager Enzo Maresca in £30m deal after defeating Brighton

  • Chelsea have confirmed Dewsbury-Hall as their fourth signing of the summer
  • He reunites with Enzo Maresca, who also makes the switch from Leicester
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Chelsea have confirmed the signing of midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall from Leicester City.

Mail Sport reported earlier this week that the clubs had agreed a deal worth £30m, with Dewsbury-Hall signing a five-year contract.

The club have now taken to social media to welcome the 25-year-old to Stamford Bridge.

Dewsbury-Hall, who is a product of Leicester’s academy, arrives with almost 200 first-team appearances under his belt, including 80 in the Premier League.

His arrival is already the fourth of the summer, following Omari Kellyman’s £19m deal from Aston Villa, Marc Guiu’s £5m transfer from Barcelona and Tosin Adarabioyo, who arrived as a free agent after his Fulham contract expired.

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall from Leicester on a five-year deal.
Dewsbury-Hall played a key role in Leicester City’s Championship triumph last season
He will be reunited with Enzo Maresca, who also swapped Leicester for Chelsea

Dewsbury-Hall’s move to Stamford Bridge will see him reunited with Enzo Maresca, who also made the switch from the King Power Stadium after winning the Championship title in May.

Dewsbury-Hall started 41 of Leicester’s 46 league title-winning games under Maresca, and clearly his contributions were enough to convince the Italian to bring the midfielder with him.

Following his move to Stamford Bridge, Dewsbury-Hall wrote an emotional letter to Leicester fans.

He wrote: ‘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 made it my goal to ensure 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.

The move could fuel speculation over Conor Gallagher’s future at Stamford Bridge

‘I’m so proud of what we achieved together last season – creating memories of a lifetime for us all. But bigger than that, I hope we can right the wrongs of that relegation season.

‘The overwhelming amount of messages I have received over the past few days has really touched me and I thank each and every person for taking the time to do this. It means so much to me and my family.’

The move will continue to fuel speculation over Conor Gallagher’s future at Stamford Bridge.

The England international has just one year left on his contract and has been linked with a transfer for some time now.

Dewsbury-Hall and Maresca will face their former side for the first time when Chelsea travel to the King Power on November 23.