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π——π—˜π—”π—Ÿ π——π—’π—‘π—˜ Chelsea FC sign teenage midfielder Lesley Ugochukwu from Rennes

Chelsea FC have signed Lesley Oguchukwu on a 7 year deal.

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Lesley Ugochukwu, a 17-year-old midfielder, has joined Chelsea from Ligue 1 team Stade Rennais on a seven-year deal with an additional year’s option, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

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The deal’s financial terms were not made public, but according to British media, Chelsea FC paid Rennes approximately €27.5 million ($30.15 million) for the 19-year-old.

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A regular at Rennes last season, Ugochukwu, a France under-19 international, helped the team finish fourth in the French premier division and go to the Europa League knockout round.

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“We’re delighted Lesley is joining Chelsea. He is an impressive young player who has already made his mark in Ligue 1,” Chelsea co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley told the club website.

“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 [on tour] in the U.S. and that he will be able to integrate with the squad quickly.”

As the club’s fourth-youngest debutant at the time, Ugochukwu joined Rennes’ development system at age eight and made his senior debut shortly after turning 17 years old.

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