Chelsea has confirmed the signing of Dutch centre-back Xavier Mbuyamba from Barcelona on a deal until 2023.

The 18-year-old joined Barcelona from MVV last summer and played for the club’s U19 side. However, he didn’t feel appreciated by the Catalan club and made the decision to leave.

Chelsea have beaten off competition from around Europe to sign the Dutch talent, and he has signed a three-year deal.

Mbuyamba will join the English sides U19 squad with the view of also playing for the U23’s.

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