Chelsea have completed the signing of young American defender, Matt Miazga on a four-and-a-half-year contract from Major League Soccer side, New York Red Bulls.
The 20-year old central defender was unveiled on Saturday morning by Chelsea technical director, Michael Emenalo and it is believed the Premier League champions have snapped him up for a fee around £3.5million.
Speaking to the club’s website after being unveiled, Miazga said: “I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, a world-famous club with a reputation for major success,” he began.
“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,” he stated.
Miazga was recruited by New York Red Bulls in 2009, but signed his first professional contract four years later, when he was 17, and debuted for the club shortly after his 18th birthday.
He went on to establish himself in the team, and helped them to a best regular-season finish record in North America in 2012.
He has also played in continental football previously, playing in the CONCACAF Champions League, and he also made his senior debut for the US men’s soccer team last November.