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Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall ‘really excited’ as Chelsea complete £30m transfer

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Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has been officially confirmed as a Chelsea player after completing his transfer from Leicester City. 

The midfielder has signed a five-year contract with the option for an additional year, with the Blues set to pay the Midlands outfit a transfer fee of £30 million.

The 25-year-old will link up with the first team for pre-season training, where he will be reunited with former Foxes boss Enzo Maresca.

Dewsbury-Hall was a key player under the Italian last season as Leicester won the Championship to secure an instant return to the Premier League.

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“It is amazing to be sitting here as a Chelsea player,” Dewsbury-Hall said in his first club interview.

“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.”

Dewsbury-Hall also posted an emotional farewell to the Leicester fans after leaving the club where he spent 18 years of his life.

Dewsbury-Hall statement in full following Chelsea transfer:

“Well what can I say? What a journey it’s been. 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 a position that can be for a club if it doesn’t happen.

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“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.

“I want to thank all of the team mates I’ve played with, the coaches that l’ve worked with and fans that l’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.”

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