The Blues took to its social media platforms on Wednesday to announce the arrival of the player who the club have been pursuing for a number of months.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 26, 2020
According to Sky Sports, Chelsea paid Leicester the sum of £50 million to convince them to part with one of their prized assets.
“I am delighted to be joining Chelsea at this very exciting time for the club. I’m looking forward to being a part of this young, dynamic squad led by Frank Lampard as we challenge for honours next season,” the 27-year-old told the club’s website.
“I can’t wait to get started and hopefully it won’t be long before we’re playing in front of the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge.”
Chilwell becomes the latest player to arrive Stamford Bridge, joining the likes of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, who have already signed from Ajax and RB Leipzig, respectively.
Absolutely buzzing to sign for @ChelseaFC. Really exciting time for the club, with such a good squad! Can’t wait to meet all of the lads and everyone around the building. Special thank you to the manager for the faith he has shown in me. A dream come true. Come on you blues 💙 pic.twitter.com/xpfIklsgzn
— Ben Chilwell (@BenChilwell) August 26, 2020
The England international is one of the most established full-backs in the Premier League, having made over 120 appearances for Leicester City since his debut as an 18-year-old back in October 2015.
Chelsea secured fourth position and a Champions League spot at the expense of Leicester on the final day of the Premier League season.