Blues have sealed yet another deal after securing the signature of Chile International Cristian Cuevas from O’Higgins. The capture of Cuevas means that Chelsea have completed their fourth summer signing.
The 18 year old boy was part of the Chilean club’s lineup 10 times last season. However, he only featured in 7 games and started four of them.
The youngster was impressive enough in a trial last year to convince Chelsea management that he can be a bright prospect for the club in future. Chelsea have given Cuevas 5 year deal that will end in 2018. The deal was all but agreed early this year in February and now the player is officially a blue.
Cuevas also featured for the national side in the U20 World Cup. He started three fixtures and played 287 minutes for Chile who lost to Ghana in an exciting quarter final.
Blues have already signed the likes of Andre Schurrle from Leverkusen, Marco van Ginkel from Vitesse and free agent goalie Mark Schwarzer and now Cuevas becomes the fourth addition.
The Chilean claimed:
“I’m very happy, Chelsea were following me for more than a year. What I wanted happened, which was joining this club”
Chelsea have reportedly paid 3.4 million pounds to hire the services of Cuevas.
The versatile player can play as a left back as well as left winger but for now he has to learn a lot, progress though the ranks and surely he will have to be patient for first team football.
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