Chelsea’s first summer signing vows to help Chelsea

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Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli on a free transfer following his release by Fulham.

The 29 year old goalkeeper had his Chelsea medical on Tuesday ahead of signing a two-year deal with Chelsea.

Bettinelli will provide cover for Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga at Stamford Bridge and replaces Willy Caballero, who was released this summer.

Bettinelli has admitted he’s pleased to have signed up for Chelsea whom he hailed as a special club, and is ready to help the club in any capacity.

“It’s always been a special club,” he said. “I know the area very well so it’s been a dream of mine to come over to this side and it’s finally happened.

“There were some talks a few years ago when I was a bit younger and for whatever reason that didn’t come about but I’m here now.

“I’m really excited to be involved and looking forward to trying to impress and help the team as much as I possibly can.”

Bettinelli spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Middlesbrough, making 42 appearances as they finished 10th in the Championship.

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