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Chelsea have completed the signing of Teddy Sharman-Lowe from Burton Albion, and Burton manager Jake Buxton has revealed the role played by former Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Buxton has revealed Chelsea had been monitoring Sharman-Lowe over the off-season, and Chelsea legend Petr Cech who is currently working as the club’s technical and performance advisor, had even gone to watch the youngster in action.
Cech was impressed by the performance of the young goalkeeper, which eventually made the club move for him.
“Teddy joined us as a first-year pro when he turned 17 and this is an amazing situation he has found himself in. When we were approached in the off-season, we arranged for Chelsea’s Head of Recruitment to see him play and Petr Cech came to watch him as well,” Duxton said.
“We had a conversation with Teddy and his parents and said if he can stay with us and develop that would be great, and he’s proved he’s more than capable of being an important part of the goalkeeping mix here this season.
“He’s a cracking player but he’s also a smashing lad, his parents should be proud of how he is growing up.”
Teddy signed a three-year deal with Chelsea, but will remain on loan with Burton for another season.