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OFFICIAL: Crystal Palace Completed The Signing Of Chelsea’s Star Marc Guehi

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Crystal Palace have completed the signing of defender Marc Guehi from Chelsea on a five-year deal.

The deal with Chelsea involves future sell-on incentives and the Blues having the ability to match any future offers for the player, who becomes Patrick Vieira’s third signing since taking as manager earlier this month.

Guehi spent last season on loan at Swansea City and the 21-year-old made 40 appearances under Steve Cooper during the regular Championship season before they lost to Brentford in the play-off final.

Internationally, Guéhi has represented England at all levels between Under-16 and Under-21, and captained the Young Lions to the U17 European Championship final in 2017. Later that same year, Guéhi scored in England’s victorious U17 World Cup final. He has since received 11 caps for England Under-21s.

Speaking with Palace TV after arriving, Guéhi 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

“[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.”

Marc Guehi has signed for Crystal Palace. Picture: cpfc.co.uk / Seb Frej
Image:Guehi becomes new Palace manager Patrick Vieira’s third signing Picture: cpfc.co.uk/Seb Frej

Palace have had a long-term interest in Guehi and Vieira gave the green light to proceed with the transfer following his appointment

 

The summer transfer window has been a busy one in the English premier league.
Crystal Palace has completed the signing of a versatile and strong Chelsea defender on a five years permanent deal.

The addition of this versatile defender will be a huge boost for Crystal Palace as they look to compete for a European place this season under their new manager Patrick Viera. With the Signing of Chelsea’s Star Marc Guehi, their aim will probably be achieved.

This transfer has been confirmed by top transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano and also on the Chelsea official Twitter page.

Marc Guehi is an Ivorian-born English player, he played as a defender for Chelsea. He spent last season on loan at Swansea, where he made 52 appearances.

A move to Crystal Palace will be the best for Guehi, due to his limited playing time at Chelsea.

Marc Guehi has today signed for fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace on a permanent deal.

The defender departs having progressed through our Academy ranks to make two senior appearances for Chelsea.

He made his debut in 2019 under Frank Lampard, helping the Blues defeat Grimsby Town 7-1 at Stamford Bridge in the Carabao Cup.

The 21-year-old retained his place for the following round against Manchester United and was an unused substitute against Valencia in the Champions League.

Guehi spent last season on loan at Swansea City in the Championship, following a successful half-term temporary stint at the Liberty Stadium the previous campaign.

GUEHI SPENT LAST SEASON ON LOAN WITH SWANSEA

He made 45 appearances during 2020/21 as the Welsh side reached the Championship play-off final, where they were edged out by Brentford 2-0 at Wembley.

Guehi was relied upon heavily by Swans boss Steve Cooper, his former international youth-team coach. Despite being born in the Ivory Coast, Guehi has been capped at youth level by England and was part of the Under-17 side that lifted the World Cup in 2018, netting in a 5-2 final victory over Spain.

The defender enjoyed plenty of success during his time in the Chelsea Academy as Jody Morris’s Under-18s side completed a remarkable quadruple in 2018. The teenager netted at significant moments including in our Youth Cup victories over West Brom, Tottenham and Arsenal – the latter coming in our 7-1 aggregate win in the final.

Guehi will now move to Selhurst Park and link up with new Eagles boss Patrick Vieira. We wish Marc well for the future and thank him for his contributions at Chelsea.

 

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