Chelsea confirm £34m Badiashile transfer
Monaco centre-back Benoit Badiashile has officially joined Chelsea. The London club announced this on its social media page.
The 21-year-old Frenchman cost the team €38 million. Negotiations lasted almost the entire second half of December, and in the first days of January, the player successfully passed a medical examination before signing a contract with the club.
For Chelsea, this is the first major signing in the January transfer window. Badiashile signed a long-term contract at Stamford Bridge, spending the first four years of his career at Monaco, where the player made 106 Ligue 1 appearances.
The arrival of Badiashile gives the English team more options in the defender position. As you know, the absence of Rhys James after a new injury is very hard on the game.
Chelsea are currently 10th in the Premier League table. The team has 25 points and 20 goals scored.