Chelsea announce Mauricio Pochettino’s fourth summer signing in £23m deal
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 02, 2023 - 04:14AM
Lesley Ugochukwu has joined the Blues from French club Rennes (Picture: Chelsea FC)

have confirmed the signing of Lesley Ugochukwu on a seven-year contract with the option to extend the deal by a further year.

The 19-year-old French midfielder joins the Blues from Ligue 1 club Rennes in a deal worth £23m and he becomes ’s fourth summer signing.

Ugochukwu came through Rennes’ academy and had spent his entire senior career with the French side, making 60 appearances for them.

He is a France U19 international and has joined up with his new team-mates on their pre-season tour of the United States.

Pochettino, speaking earlier this week, .

‘We’re delighted Lesley is joining Chelsea,’ Chelsea’s co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley said on the club’s website.

‘He is an impressive young player who has already made his mark in Ligue 1. He has a huge amount of potential and we know he is going to continue to develop and improve.

‘We are pleased that he has joined us in the U.S and that he will be able to integrate with the squad quickly.’

There could be more players on the way to west London .

Meanwhile, Chelsea have put together a shortlist of alternatives to Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo , according to reports.