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In what could be described as a strange deal for Chelsea, Eduardo has put pen to paper on a new deal after previously being released by the club.

It had been confirmed on the Premier League’s official website that Eduardo was one of the many players to be released by the club at the end of the season with his contract coming to an end.

The 35-year-old experienced goalkeeper was released at the end of the 2017-18 season, having failed to make a single appearance for the Blues, before signing a one-year extension with the club.

Vitesse have now announced the season-long loan signing of Chelsea’s third-choice goalkeeper Eduardo, and the Blues will be responsible for his wages.

According to Goal, the goalkeeper is keen on progressing into coaching once his playing days are over, which may be part of the club’s motivation for sending him to the Netherlands on a temporary deal as Vitesse operate a system for young coaches to gain experience.

Chelsea will be left with just Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero as senior goalkeepers, meaning that they will need to sign another goalkeeper in this summer’s transfer window. Chelsea are now strongly being linked with Roma goalkeeper, Alisson.

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