Chelsea MF reinforcements complete! ’12 goals, 14 assists’ Leicester key

Chelsea have confirmed their midfield reinforcements. Leicester City’s Kieran Dewsbury-Hall is the newest addition.

Fabrizio Romano, a journalist who is well versed in European soccer news, tweeted on Tuesday with his trademark “Here we go” and added: “Dewsbury-Hall is heading to Chelsea. He will undergo a medical today ahead of signing. Chelsea will sign Dewsbury-Hall until June 2030,” the report said.

It continued: “Reunites with manager Enzo Maresca. Chelsea will pay Leicester a transfer fee of £30 million after finalizing talks today.”

Dewsbury-Hall is a Leicester City youth player. After joining Leicester Youth in 2006, Dewsbury-Hall signed a professional contract in 2017 and spent time on loan at Blackpool and Luton Town, among others. It wasn’t until the 2021-22 season that he made his first appearance at the King Power Stadium.

He played in the Premier League (PL) for two consecutive seasons. However, in 2022-23, the team was relegated and dropped to the Championship. Dewsbury-Hall stayed with the team and helped them win promotion. She quickly became an ace. This season, Dewsbury-Hall scored 12 goals and provided 14 assists in 44 league appearances (41 starts), helping Leicester win the Championship.

He was already the subject of interest from a number of teams. “Brighton held talks over the signing of Dewsbury-Hall in January, but no progress was 19가이드 made,” according to the UK’s The Athletic. Leicester rejected a £30 million bid from Brighton at the time.”

“Leicester have ongoing revenue and sustainability (PSR) concerns, and with their financial year ending on June 30, Chelsea may be hoping to rush through a deal to get a better price,” The Athletic explained. In the end, Leicester completed the deal a day before July.

He will be reunited with Maresca. Dewsbury-Hall had a career-high season under Maresca this season. Maresca has utilized Dewsbury-Hall as a box-to-box midfielder, demanding a lot of activity in the middle of the park, strong pressing, and forward passing. Dewsbury-Hall, the so-called crown prince of Maresca, will be leaving his club of 18 years to don a Chelsea shirt.