Chelsea have confirmed the signing of American defender Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls.
The Premier League club wrote on Saturday: “Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls.
“The 20-year-old central defender has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract.”
He said: “I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, a world-famous club with a reputation for major success. I am delighted to be in the Premier League, the best league in the world, and can’t wait to meet my team-mates and get going.
“I am still at the beginning of my career but I believe this is the place to develop and learn from some of the best players in the world.”
Miazga, born in New Jersey, joined the Red Bulls Academy in 2009 and signed his first professional contract four years later at the age of 17. He debuted for the Red Bulls soon after turning 18.