Out-of-contract goalkeeper Willy Caballero has signed for Premier League champions Chelsea on a free transfer.
Caballero was released by Manchester City when his contract expired at the end of June and according to Chelsea’s official club website, he has signed a contract taking him to Stamford Bridge.
Caballero, during an interview, said how excited he was at joining the London side and how he is looking forward to a successful year at the club.
Caballero said: “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.”
Chelsea are also excited by the signing, with the club’s technical director, Michael Emenalo, expressing their happiness to have signed such an experienced Premier League keeper – and they look forward to welcoming him to the club for pre-season training.
Emenalo said: “We are very happy to have Willy on board. He knows the Premier League and is tried and tested at the top of the game. We have three experienced goalkeepers and we look forward to welcoming him to the club when the squad returns to pre-season training.”
The Argentine keeper will join Thibaut Courtois and Eduardo Carvalho in the Chelsea ranks to compete for a place in the first-team.
Chelsea will be involved in all competitions – including the Champions League – next season so there will be plenty of opportunities for Caballero to show his abilities and prove his worth to Blues boss Antonio Conte.