Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of Chelsea defender Marc Guehi on a five-year deal.
The 21-year-old defender has joined the Eagles on a five-year deal after they agreed a fee in the region of £18m with the Blues.
The England U21 international came throughChelsea
's academy and was under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2023, but had made just two first-team appearances for the club.
Guehi spent last season on loan atSwansea City
and played 40 games under
in the Championship.
After starring for Swansea last season, Guehi was expected to find a place in
's first-team plans this season, but Palace sent an offer that both Chelsea and Guehi could not refuse.
"I'm very excited,"
Guehi told Palace TV.
"It's a great opportunity for me to come to such a big club in the Premier League. I'm really excited to get going.
"[The club is taking] a really exciting direction with the new gaffer that's come in. A lot of good young players are here and obviously such a stable club with top players really enticed me and made me want to come."
Guehi becomes the latest recruits of
for the Eagles following the signings of midfielder
from Reading and goalkeeper
on a free transfer.
"We are delighted to have signed Marc for Crystal Palace. He's an exciting talent and one we believe will be a valuable addition to the squad as we build towards the coming season."
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