Chelsea have unveiled their new signing from Aston Villa, Carney Chukwuemeka, as the Blues prepare for the 2022-2023 Premier League campaign.
Carney Chukwuemeka is the Blues’ first midfield signing this summer, with the transfer window closing on September 1. The 18-year-old joined the London-based club for an undisclosed fee on a 6-year-contract. Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of the young star.
Recently, new Chelsea owner, Todd Boehly had come under attack and criticisms from fans for a lacklustre approach to this summer transfer window. The vulnerability of the Blues due to a depleted squad was evident in a shabby and unconvincing preseason outing. The Blues fell in pieces to a solid and composed Arsenal side. They were thrashed 4-0 by their city rivals; a match which confirmed the readiness of the Gunners to contend for the 2022-2023 Premier League title. After an optimal 2021-2022 Premier League outing, the Blues appears to have fallen down the pecking order.
What Is Dragging The Blues Down The Pecking Order?
Last season, the Blues narrowly survived a takeover crisis that nearly pushed the team out of business. The Blues would have been forcefully ejected out of the Premier League and would have failed to exist as a club. This would have spelled doom for the players, who would have lost their jobs. The Blues struggled under the burden of the takeover crisis but finished strong with the remaining games.
The ghost of the crisis is still hunting the club, as key players like Antony Rudiger refused to renew contracts, joining Real Madrid as a free agent. Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso are reportedly heading towards the exit door. Todd Boehly is increasingly getting unpopular with impatient Chelsea fans who want to see more energy in the transfer market to salvage an already crumbling team.
Carney Chukwuemwka Signing: A Remedy?
After signing kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli as a replacement for Rudiger, Todd Boehly have joined the 18-year-old Aston Villa young star to the squad to bolster the team ahead of next season’s Premier League Campaign. Confirming the signing of Carney, Todd headed to the club’s website to sell Carney to Chelsea fans. According to him, Carney is one of the most promising youngsters in Europe and the Blues are eager to see him display in Stamford Bridge. Aston Villa have equally confirmed the signing of Carney.
Who Is Carney Chukwuemeka?
Carney Chukwuemeka is a relatively unknown name in the Premier League. He is a youngster with a nascent football career. Carney has played for Aston Villa as a professional player. He made a total of 14 appearances for the club last season with only 2 of those appearances being Premier League starts.
Carney played for England’s under-18 and under-17 teams and was part of the squad that won the 2022 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. He scored the second as England triumphed 3-1 over Israel after extra time in the finals.
Carney was born to Nigerian parents but was raised in Austria. He has been tipped to be one of the fast-rising stars in English football.
Is Carney A Perfect Fit For Chelsea?
Todd Boehly’s trust in the youngster is quite understood, given his record with the England junior national team. However, replicating such brilliance in the Premier League might be an uphill task for the youngster.
Carney only made two Premier League starts for Aston Villa last season and may take time before adjusting to the Premier League’s tougher terrain. The Blues have to explore other options to boost the squad ahead of next season. Carney Chukwuemeka may be overwhelmed being his first full appearance in the top tier of English football.