Chelsea has officially confirmed the signing of Robert Sanchez from Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Spaniard’s contract runs until 2030 and includes a€20m fee plus €5m add ons. Uko
The move signals the Blues’ intent to bolster their squad ahead of the new season after Mendy’s exit to Al Ahli.
The 25-year-old Spanish shot-stopper has been a standout performer for Brighton since breaking into the first team in the 2020-2021 season.
Sanchez leaves Brighton with 87 Premier League appearances to his name.
It is that experience in England which has helped endear him to Chelsea’s recruitment team, who wanted an experience name to compete with Arrizabalaga.
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His first words since signing for the Blues were,”Choosing Chelsea was the best choice that I could have picked because of the opportunities that they have presented in front of me is amazing to develop more as a goalkeeper.”
Sanchez will now prepare for the start of the Premier League campaign.
The Blues will kick off their season at Stamford Bridge against Liverpool on the opening weekend