Nathaniel Chalobah is the latest Chelsea youngster to leave Stamford Bridge on a permanent deal as Watford have signed the Chelsea midfielder from Chelsea on a permanent deal.
The 22-year-old has signed a five-year contract with Watford after failing to break into the first team at Chelsea.
The England Under-21 international spent had a successful season on loan at Vicarage Road in the 2012/13 season, where he scored five goals in 42 appearances.
A club statement read: “Nathaniel Chalobah has sealed a permanent return to Watford from Chelsea, the Hornets are delighted to confirm.
“The England Under-21 international midfielder has signed a five-year deal at Vicarage Road and joins for an undisclosed fee.
“Chalobah will wear squad number 14 for the Hornets.”
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 13, 2017
Chelsea have confirmed the deal on the club’s official website and thanked Chalobah for his services. Chelsea bade him farewell saying: “We would like to thank Nathaniel for his service to the club and wish him all the best for the future.”
Chalobah rejected a new contract with the club as he was unsure of his Chelsea future with the coming of Tiemoue Bakayako from Monaco.
The 22-year-old made 15 appearances in all competitions and picked up a Premier League winner’s medal, notably setting up Victor Moses’s goal against Leicester early on in our famous 13-game winning run.