Crystal Palace confirm transfer of Chelsea ace Marc Guehi on five-year deal following 18-month loan deal at Swansea

Crystal Palace confirm transfer of Chelsea ace Marc Guehi on five-year deal following 18-month loan deal at Swansea

CHELSEA starlet Marc Guehi has completed his move to Crystal Palace on a five-year deal.

The defender, 21, spent the last 18 months on loan at Swansea.

And Guehi, who only played twice for the Blues under former boss Frank Lampard. was tipped by many Chelsea fans as a future club star.

However, Thomas Tuchel’s European champions have decided to let Guehi go to London rivals Palace.

New Eagles boss Patrick Vieira has already boosted his ranks with highly-rated young attacker Michael Olise.

And Guehi is now the latest exciting addition to Palace’s squad.

The centre-back said: “I’m very excited. It’s a great opportunity for me to come to such a big club in the Premier League. I’m really excited to get going.

“[The club is taking] a really exciting direction with the new gaffer that’s come in. A lot of good young players are here and obviously such a stable club with top players really enticed me and made me want to come.”

Chairman Steve Parish added: “We’re delighted to have signed Marc for Crystal Palace.

“He’s an exciting talent and one we believe will be a valuable addition to the squad as we build towards the coming season.”

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Guehi’s Chelsea exit comes on the same day academy striker Armando Broja penned a new five-year deal.

The Albania international scored 11 goals on loan at Vitesse Arnhem last term.

And Broja is now set to form part of Tuchel’s plans for the upcoming Premier League campaign following Olivier Giroud’s AC Milan move.

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