Chelsea Unveil New Signing Omari Kellyman [Video]

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Chelsea have confirmed the signing of 18-year-old England youth player, Omari Kellyman, from Aston Villa.

The London outfit announced the signing of the young midfielder in an official statement shared on the club’s website.

Omari Kellyman

“Chelsea is pleased to confirm the signing of Omari Kellyman from Aston Villa,” the club statement reads.

The club statement adds Kellyman has signed a six-year contract with the club till 2030 with a 2031 option. He is expected to begin his career journey with the club, joining the club’s pre-season preparations in July 2024.

“The 18-year-old has signed a six-year contract with the Blues, which includes the option of a further year, and will join his new team-mates for pre-season next month,” the statement adds.

Reacting to his transfer to the Premier League top side, the former Aston Villa youngster expressed his excitement to sign for the club and reiterated his readiness to get started.

‘‘It is fantastic to be standing here as a Chelsea player. It’s a massive club with an amazing history, so it is great to join. It is a dream come true for sure. I’m buzzing to have put on the shirt and can’t wait to get started.’’

Kellyman is Chelsea’s third signing this summer after the arrival of Tosin Aderabioyo from Fulham and signing of Estevao Willian from Palmeiras, who will join the club in 2025 summer.

Omari Kellyman

Omari Kellyman is an English professional footballer who used to play for Aston Villa in the Premier League but is now set for a new chapter with Chelsea. Kellyman plays as an attacking midfielder and has featured for both Northern Ireland and England national team

Omari Kellyman career

Omari Kellyman started his football journey in 2012 at Derby County Academy at the age of 7. He played for Derby County Youth for 10 years before moving to Aston Villa Academy in 2022. After a year with the Villains youth side, he was promoted to Derby County’s first team in 2023. He made His Premier League debut on April 3, 2024, in Aston Villa’s 4-1 loss to Manchester City and went on to win one more Premier League cap before his slated move to Chelsea.

Omari Kellyman career stats

From 2022 to 2024, Kellyman made 3 appearances for Aston Villa U21, scoring one goal. He rallied 6 appearances for Aston Villa’s first team in all competitions. Overall, he has made 9 club career appearances, scoring one goal.

The young midfielder has yet to earn his call-up to England’s senior side but has won some caps with the youth side. He first played for Northern Ireland U17 in 2021, making 3 appearances and scoring 2 goals. In 2022, he transitioned to the team’s U18 and won three caps. He switched to England’s youth side in 2023, joining England U19 and winning 7 caps. In 2024, he has made 2 appearances with the team’s U20 side.

Omari Kellyman contract

Chelsea’s club statement confirmed Kellyman has penned down a six-year contract with the club till 2030. There is also a one-year extension option attached to the deal.

Omari Kellyman salary

Kellyman’s Chelsea salary has yet to be disclosed. However, he is likely to earn a considerably higher wage than he did at Aston Villa. His salary at Aston Villa was also undisclosed.

Omari Kellyman age

Kellyman was born on September 15, 2005. He is 18 years old and will be celebrating his 19th birthday as a Chelsea player next season.

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