Fri 19 August 2022 | 13:07

Official: Inter's wonderboy Cesare Casadei joins Chelsea for £17m

Chelsea has agreed on a £17m deal with Inter Milan to sign the 19-year-old midfielder, Cesare Casadei, who becomes Chelsea's second piece of business with Inter after striker Romelu Lukaku returned on loan to the San Siro.

Chelsea confirmed

they have signed the 19-year-old midfielder,

Cesare Casadei

on a six-year deal from Inter. The deal is believed to be worth £12.6m plus £4.2m in add-ons.

Described as a complete midfielder with an eye for goal, Casadei joined

Inter's

youth setup when he was 15. Despite not making a senior appearance for Inter, the 19-year-old midfielder became the Primavera’s top scorer last season as well as being named the player of the competition

Chelsea

head of youth development Neil Bath said:

"Cesare is a player we have tracked for some time and we are delighted he has now agreed to join Chelsea, where he will initially strengthen our U21s squad.

 

"He is another exciting emerging talent who we are looking forward to seeing develop and progress further as he breaks into senior football in the coming years."

Casadei becomes the Blues' latest signing of a busy maiden transfer window for the

Todd Boehly era at Stamford Bridge

. The ambitious US managers spent £176.5 million on new players this summer, which was the most in the league. Most of that money went to three first-team players:

Marc Cucurella

(£63 million), Raheem Sterling (£47.5 million), and Kalidou Koulibaly (£34 million).

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