Premier League: Watford Sign Nathaniel Chalobah From Chelsea
Nathaniel Chalobah can operate in midfield or defence and played 10 times for Chelsea in their Premier League title-winning campaign last season.
Watford sign Nathaniel Chalobah from Chelsea
Chalobah signed a five-year contract with Watford
Chalobah played 10 times for Chelsea last season
England Under-21 international Nathaniel Chalobah has signed for Premier League side Watford from champions Chelsea for an undisclosed fee, the buying club announced. The 22-year-old impressed as England reached the semi-finals of the recent European Under-21 Championship and has signed a five-year contract with the Hornets. Chalobah spent the 2012/13 campaign on loan at Watford and had been expected to agree a new 60,000 pounds (68,000 euros, USD 78,000) a week deal with Chelsea, but the lure of more first-team football proved decisive.
The Sierra Leone-born Chalobah, also a member of the England Under-17 side that won the 2010 European Championship, spent most of his Chelsea career out on loan including spells at Serie A side Napoli and Burnley.
Chalobah can operate in midfield or defence and played 10 times for Chelsea in their Premier League title-winning campaign last season.