OFFICIAL: Chelsea announce signing of Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • Updated: 2 Jul 2024 09:22 CDT
  • 3 min read
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Chelsea, Leicester, 2023/24

Chelsea have completed the signing of Leicester City midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall on a five-year contract.

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The Blues have paid a reported €35.4 million (£30m) for the 25-year-old, who starred during Leicester’s promotion back to the Premier League last season.

Dewsbury-Hall was a key player under new Chelsea boss Enzo Maresca and he has been reunited with the Italian following his move to Stamford Bridge.

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The Englishman scored 12 goals and provided 14 assists in 44 Championship appearances last season, and his form attracted significant interest from Brighton & Hove Albion.

However, Chelsea have won the race for Dewsbury-Hall’s signature and he has now officially become the Blues’ fourth summer signing, following the arrivals of Tosin Adarabioyo, Omari Kellyman and Marc Guiu.

Chelsea youngster Michael Golding will join Leicester in a separate move.

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What has been said?

Upon confirmation of his move to Stamford Bridge, Dewsbury-Hall told the official Chelsea website: "'It is amazing to be sitting here as a Chelsea player.

"This is a club people grow up watching and hoping to one day play for, so it is a privilege to be here. I’m really excited to get going and can’t wait to show everybody what I can do."

In addition, Dewsbury-Hall posted an emotional farewell message to Leicester fans on Instagram. “Hi LCFC fans,” he began.

“Well what can I say? 17 years of my life devoted to this club and it’s been a pleasure. I’ve loved every minute of my time at this football club and created some memories & friendships I’ll never forget.

“When we were relegated in the 22/23 season, I felt personally responsible for my part played in that. I made it my goal to ensure we got back to the Premier League within the first season, as I know how devastating a position that can be for a club if it doesn’t happen.

“I’m very proud of what we achieved together last season - creating memories of a lifetime for us all. But bigger than that, hopefully going some way to righting the wrongs of that relegation season.

“The overwhelming amount of messages I’ve received in the past few days has honestly touched me and I thank each and every person for taking the time to do so, it means so much to me and my family.”

Dewsbury-Hall continued: “I want to thank all of the team mates I’ve played with, the coaches that I’ve worked with and fans that I’ve grown with.

“I’m glad I’m leaving the club with them in the Premier League, where they belong, and wish Leicester City all the best in the upcoming season and further on.

“I’m one of your own, Leicester. But it’s time for me to go now…

“Thanks for the ride. KDH.”

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