Aston Villa midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka has joined Chelsea after six years at Villa Park. 18-year-old had 12 months remaining on his contract and had no interest in signing an extension. the England U19 international was part of the squad that lifted the U19 Euros this summer.
Chelsea have signed Aston Villa 18-year-old Carney Chukwuemeka on a six-year contract for a fee in the region of £20m.
The midfielder made 12 Premier League appearances last season but only started twice and it is understood he is keen to get more top-flight game time.
What Chukwuemeka has said:
“It’s been quite hectic but I couldn’t get Chelsea out of my head the last few days so I’m just happy and relieved that it’s all done,” said Chukwuemeka.
“I’m so excited and just can’t wait to get on the pitch, meet all the players and try to win games and trophies with Chelsea.”
Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly added: “Carney is one of the most exciting young players in Europe so we are really looking forward to seeing him in action at Stamford Bridge. We are delighted to be able to bring him to Chelsea and add such a talented young individual to our squad for the new season and beyond.”