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'You get a phone call like this, and it's a short conversation' - Chelsea sign ex-England goalkeeper Green

The 38-year-old will provide cover for Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero in Maurizio Sarri’s first season in charge.

Green joins Chelsea on a free transfer.
Green joins Chelsea on a free transfer.

CHELSEA HAVE CONFIRMED the signing of former England international goalkeeper Rob Green on a free transfer.

The 38-year-old will provide cover for Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero in Maurizio Sarri’s first season in charge of the Blues.

Green, who was on Huddersfield Town’s books last season but failed to play a single minute of action, has penned a one-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking about the move, Green told Chelsea’s official club website: “It has been a whirlwind 24 hours.

“You are thinking about your career and where you want to go and then you get a phone call like this, and it is a short conversation.

“It has been a pretty dramatic time for me and I can’t wait to get started. I am absolutely delighted and it is a thrill and an honour to be here.”

Green’s last competitive appearance came in last season’s Carabao Cup for Leeds United as the Championship downed Newport County 5-1 in August 2017. He left for Huddersfield shortly after.

The shot-stopper has a wealth of Premier League appearance, having played for Norwich City, West Ham and Queens Park Rangers in the top flight.

Green has also represented England at two major international tournaments in the past.

He becomes Chelsea’s second signing of the summer following the earlier arrival of Jorginho from Napoli in a £57million deal.

Chelsea are in the middle of their pre-season campaign with fixtures against Inter and Arsenal on the horizon before they face Manchester City in the Community Shield.

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