Chelsea Edging Closer To Signing Highly-rated Youngster Omari Kallyman From Aston Villa


Chelsea are set to complete the signing of attacking midfielder Omari Kellyman from Aston Villa for a fee of £19 million.

Reports indicate that the deal is in the process of being finalized, with only personal terms and necessary medical examination remaining.

Omari Kellyman To Chelsea

Talks are ongoing for a five or six-year deal, with Kellyman expected to be a member of Enzo Maresca’s first team setup.

Omari Kellyman has amassed 6 first-team appearances at Aston Villa and he is an England Under-19 international.

Moreover, Unai Emery’s side have also reached an agreement with Chelsea this week over the services of defender Ian Maatsen for £37.5m.

Both clubs are well aware of the Premier League profit and sustainability regulations before and after as the June 30, 2024, accounting deadline draws closer.

The deal involving Omari is separate from the one that will see Maatsen move to Villa Park, following an impressive loan spell in Germany with Champions League runner-up Borussia Dortmund.

Omari Kellyman

Omari Kellyman joined Aston Villa from Derby County for a fee of €725,000 on March 6, 2022, and he penned his first professional contract with the Villains in September 2022.

Omari’s Personal Details

Omari was born in Derby, England, on September 15, 2005, and he is eligible to represent The Three Lions, Northern Ireland and Jamaica at international level.

Where Does He Play?

The 18-year-old functions primarily as an attacking midfielder, but he can also play as a right and left winger.

Omari Kellyman’s Market Value And Net Worth

Omari Kellyman’s market value is €1 million and his net worth is between €20,000 – €100,000.

His likely salary at Chelsea is unknown, but it is expected that he will experience a significant pay rise when he joins the Blues.

Chelsea’s Transfer Policy

The Stamford Bridge side have invested heavily in the acquisition of youngsters with Omari Kellyman expected to come in alongside Brazilian teenage sensation Willian Estevão.

Willian, who plies his trade with Palmeiras, will apparently join Chelsea after the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup that will be played in the United States Of America.

Since the arrival of the Todd Boehly consortium, the Blues have consciously made efforts at signing youngsters, with the hope that these prospects will flourish in the coming years.

Despite much criticism from several football enthusiasts over their manner of approach in the transfer market, Chelsea isn’t ready to alter their plans, as they aim to achieve success in the long term.

Chelsea In The 2023/24 Season

The Blues ended the 2023/24 season in 6th position and they had initially accommodated thoughts of playing in the UEFA Europa League.

Unfortunately for Maresca’s side, they will be playing in the UEFA Conference League – a third-tier European club football competition.

However, they should ultimately be delighted that they are back in Europe, having been absent from every European continental club competition throughout the 2023/24 season.

Chelsea supporters will be hoping that players like Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo, Christopher Nkunku, and Cole Palmer amongst others deliver in grand style in the coming season.


The Blues play Wrexham, Celtic, and Club America in preseason on July 24, July 27, and July 31, 2024 respectively.

Enzo Maresca’s side also battle Manchester City, and Real Madrid on August 3 and August 6, 2024, respectively in pre-season friendlies.

Chelsea will commence the 2024/25 season on August 18, 2024, welcoming the Cityzens to Stamford Bridge.


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