Chelsea new signing Malang Sarr has addressed Chelsea fans for the first time after signing a five-year contract with the Blues.
He posted on Instagram: “Blue is the colour! Happy and grateful to sign for Chelsea FC. Thanks for the love and support! Let’s get to work and achieve big things together.”
Sarr left Nice as a free agent this summer after turning down a new contract and Chelsea pounced. The 21-year-old centre-back will be loaned straight back out ahead of next term.
Sarr made 119 appearances for Nice in all competitions after breaking into the first team set-up in 2016 having come through the youth ranks and he’s also represented France at various youth levels including U21.
He’s considered to be one of the brightest young defenders in French football and is capable of playing at centre-back or left-back so he should be an excellent long-term addition for Chelsea.
On the signing of Sarr, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “The opportunity to sign Malang was one we could not miss.
“He is a tremendous prospect and we will be monitoring him closely during his loan period, hoping he will soon be back at Chelsea.
“We are very happy to welcome him to the club today.”