Chelsea finalizes signing of Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa
Chelsea has finally completed the Signing of Carney Chukwuemeka, who has agreed to the terms of a six-year contract of £20m and has completed his transfer from Aston Villa to Chelsea.
The two clubs released a joint statement out of the blue on Tuesday afternoon confirming that they had reached an agreement over a transfer, with Villa for the 18-year-old’s permanent switch to Stamford Bridge.
The midfield all-rounder is one of the brightest talents in
The country and arrives having recently helped England to glory at the Under-19 European Championship, scoring in the final against Israel. He featured in every game for the young Lions and earned a place in UEFA’s Team of the Tournament following a series of eye-catching performances.
Chukwuemeka started his youth career with Northampton Town
Before moving to Villa at the age of 12 and advancing to make his senior debut in the Premier League against Tottenham in May 2021. His ball-carrying ability and eye for an incisive pass have been key attributes in a rapid rise through the ranks.
A week later, he helped Villa to a 2-1 victory over Liverpool
In the FA Youth Cup final, their first win in the competition in 19 years, and finished as the tournament’s top goalscorer. He was also named Academy Player of the Season and came off the bench in the Premier League season finale against Chelsea at Villa Park.
90min reported earlier this summer that, Chukwuemeka was looking to leave Villa and had several top European sides chasing his signature, and he has now put pen to paper on a six-year contract in west London.
On completing his move to Stamford Bridge
Chukwuwemka told Chelsea’s website that “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,”
“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.” he said.
Todd Boehly, Chelsea chairman said:
“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.” he added.
Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano, co-controlling owners, said: ‘We are building for both the now and the future so signing one of the hottest teenage talents in English football fits with both those aims. Chelsea have shown that young potential can be fulfilled at this club and under our ownership we are determined this will continue. We are looking forward to Carney thriving here.’