Rob Green completes stunning Chelsea move

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Chelsea have completed the signing of veteran goalkeeper Rob Green on a one-year deal.

The 38-year-old was released by Huddersfield at the end of last season and jumped at the chance of the move to Stamford Bridge.

Green is unlikely to figure in the Premier League this season as he will start as third choice behind Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero.

However, it’s been well documented in recent months that the Belgian shot-stopper could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge.

La Liga giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have both been linked with moves for Courtois, and the ‘keeper himself has admitted that a move could interest him.

Courtois’ family are still living in Spain following his loan spell with Diego Simeone’s men, so a move back to Madrid could be on the cards, along with his fellow Belgian Eden Hazard, also linked with a move to La Liga.

After arriving at Stamford Bridge, Green spoke to the club’s official website, and he revealed his delight at joining such a prestigious club.

Green told the club’s official website:  “It has been a whirlwind 24 hours.

“You are thinking about your career and where you want to go and you get a phone call like this, and it is a short conversation.

“It has been a pretty dramatic time for me and I can’t wait to get started. I am absolutely delighted and it is a thrill and an honour to be here.”

Green started his career with Norwich City and played for the Canaries, West Ham United and QPR in the top flight.

He went on to join Leeds, with whom he marked his 600th league appearance, before moving on to Huddersfield last season.

In addition, Green was named in two England World Cup squads and has made 12 full international appearances for his country.

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