Southampton announce signing of 19 year old Cameroon born England defender Dynel Simeu
SAINTS have confirmed the signing of hot prospect Dynel Simeu after his contract expired at Chelsea.
The highly-rated young centre-back has agreed a three-year deal at St Mary’s and is likely to link up with the club’s B team before making the step into the first-team squad.
Sought-after Simeu played for Chelsea’s academy since the age of 13, developing into one of the brightest talents in the Blues’ ranks.
The England under-19 international both captained and featured consistently for the Chelsea under-23s team that finished second in Premier League 2 last season.
He also had experience of the first-team environment at Stamford Bridge, including making the bench in a Champions League tie away to Bayern Munich back in August 2020.
The 19-year-old wrote on Twitter on Monday: “Unfortunately it’s time to say my goodbyes to @chelseafc. I have spent 6 great years at the club. Grown from a young boy to a man.
“I would like to express my gratitude to the Chelsea staff for giving me a platform to become a professional footballer. Teammates who have become very good friends. Supporters who have followed my journey. However I am ready to begin a new challenge elsewhere.”
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