Chelsea has completed the signing of England under 21 sensation Noni Madueke from PSV for a reported fee of £30m.
The 20-year-old is hired on a seven and a half-year contract with the possibility of an additional year’s extension.
Madueke joins Mykhailo Mudryk, who the club acquired for £89 million, as its second new addition in the past five days.
During the January transfer window, the Blues also acquired David Datro Fofana, Andrey Santos, Benoit Badiashile, as well as Joao Felix on loan.
It follows a summer in which they set a Premier League record with their spending of £270 million, second only to Real Madrid’s £292 million summer spending in 2019.
“I’m really pleased to sign with one of the best clubs in the world,” Madueke told the club’s website.
“To return to England and play in the Premier League is a dream for me and my family and I can’t wait to get started.”
“I am excited for what the future holds, the owner’s vision for the future and to be at a club like this and winning at the highest level.”
Before leaving England to relocate to the Netherlands and sign with PSV in 2018, Madueke went through the youth systems at Crystal Palace and Tottenham.
He has four England Under-21 caps and scored 21 goals in 77 games for the Dutch team.
Chukwunonso Tristan “Noni” Madueke, an English professional football player who plays as a winger and attacking midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea, was born on March 10, 2002.
Madueke is of Igbo ancestry from Nigeria.
Madueke, who was born in Barnet, moved with his mother to the little town of Wintelre after joining PSV.
How Good Is Madueke?
He was referred to by PSV as “a creative, physically strong left-footed midfielder” when he signed with them in June 2018.
Roger Schmidt, Madueke’s PSV manager, said Madueke has the ability to “read situations, get to the appropriate positions, and be in the right location.”
He was a “direct, forceful, and versatile attacker,” according to the BBC, who cited Cristiano Ronaldo as an influence.
What Role Will Madueke Play at Chelsea?
The right wing spot will go to new capture Noni Madueke, and Mudryk will probably move to the left.
Due to Armando Broja’s injury and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s unimpressive appearance, Kai Havertz will continue to play at the front.