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Chelsea Sign New Goalkeeper Caballero on Free Transfer

Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Willy Caballero on a free transfer after the player was released by Manchester City this summer.



The 35-year-old Caballero will play as back up to Thibaut Courtois and should see action in the EFL Cup and the FA Cup.

Following the signing, Caballero spoke to Chelsea’s website about the move.

“I am very happy to join Chelsea, the champions of England. I am looking forward to meeting the guys and helping the club achieve more success in the coming season,” Caballero stated.

Willy Caballero 2016-17 key stats:

  • 17 English Premier League appearances
  • 31 saves in 17 Premier League matches
  • 1.8 saves per Premier League match

Chelsea are still working on the signature of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco for £35 million. Meanwhile, the club have already worked out the deal for highly rated 16-year-old Ethan Ampadu from Exeter. The midfielder made 16 appearances for the team last season. Ampadu had been on trial with both Manchester United and Liverpool before Chelsea agreed to sign the midfielder.