Saturday, January 6, 2018

Chelsea complete signing of Ross Barkley from Everton

Chelsea have completed the signing of midfielder Ross Barkley from Everton.

The clubs did not confirm a fee, but the sum involved was widely reported to have been £15 million.

The move comes less than six months after England international Barkley had a dramatic change of heart over a switch to Stamford Bridge in the final hours of the summer window after a £30m fee had been agreed.

He told Chelsea's official website: "I'm overwhelmed. I'm looking forward to it and I'm really excited to get started.

"To be given a fresh start at a new club like Chelsea, it's unbelievable for me. I'm looking forward to continuing where I left off at the end of last season and hoping to improve and add more goals to my game."

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said Barkley was "a player we have long admired, and are certain he will prove to be an important player for Chelsea."

She added: "He possesses outstanding technical and physical attributes, matched with good experience of the Premier League and a strong desire to succeed at the highest level.

"We welcome him to the club and look forward to seeing him in action."


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