Winger Noni Madueke has been acquired by Chelsea from PSV.
The 20-year-old, who can also play as an attacking midfielder, agreed to a seven-and-a-half-year contract, with an additional year’s extension option for Chelsea.
The most recent addition to Stamford Bridge amid a busy transfer window is Madueke, who arrives for £26 million.
Before joining PSV in 2018, he played for Crystal Palace and Tottenham as an academy player.
For PSV, he made 80 senior games, scoring 20 goals and assisting on 14 more.
Madueke has played for England in a variety of youth competitions, including the under-21 level.
To return to England and play in the Premier League is a dream for me and my family, and I can’t wait on get started, Madueke said in a statement to Chelsea’s official website.
“I am enthusiastic for what the future holds, for the owner’s vision for the future, and for the opportunity to be at a club like this and win at the top level,” the player exclaimed.
Todd Boehly, the chairman of Chelsea, and Behdad Eghbali, the co-controlling owner, called Madueke a “exciting talent.”
We’re thrilled to bring Noni to Chelsea, they declared. We are happy that he has chosen to join Chelsea for this next phase of his career. He is an exciting prospect who has demonstrated his quality over the previous few years with PSV, playing in a competitive European league.
Mykhailo Mudryk was also acquired by Chelsea for £88 million after they outbid Arsenal for the winger, while Benoit Badiashile, a defender, left Monaco for £35 million, and David Datro Fofana, an attacker, came from Molde for £8 million. Additionally, Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid joined on loan, and Andrey Santos moved from Vasco da Gama for £18 million.