The ex-Aston Villa star became Thomas Tuchel’s third summer addition earlier this month when he swapped the west Midlands for west London in a £20m deal.
What’s the latest news involving Chukwuemeka?
Following months of speculation surrounding his future, the teenager, who was left out of the Villa squad for their pre-season tour of Australia after rejecting a new contract, has opted to link up with Tuchel’s men.
Despite making just 16 first-team appearances for Villa, Chukwuemeka had been linked with European giants Barcelona, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund having entered the final 12 months of his Villa Park deal.
His stock increased following his performances for England Under-19s at this summer’s European Championships, where he scored three goals and added two assists to help the Young Lions triumph, with one of his strikes coming in the extra-time victory over Israel in the final.
Therefore, Chelsea opted to splash out £20m on the promising youngster, and Jones reckons the Blues have made a serious signing.
What did Jones say about Chukwuemeka?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “For Chelsea, it’s an unbelievable signing. He’s genuinely talked about as one of the most exciting talents in the world and Chelsea think that he could become a world beater.”
Could Chukwuemeka get a chance under Tuchel?
Following his arrival, Chukwuemeka trained with the first-team straight away, which suggests that he’s going to be part of Tuchel’s plans moving forward.
However, he wasn’t involved in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory at Everton on the opening day, despite Premier League clubs having the added luxury of being able to name nine substitutes this season.
Regardless, Todd Boehly’s comments should provide Chukwuemeka with hope that he can fight for his place in the German’s squad despite being up against an extremely talented batch of midfielders.
The American businessman said: “Carney is one of the most exciting young players in Europe so we are really looking forward to seeing him in action at Stamford Bridge.
“We are delighted to be able to bring him to Chelsea and add such a talented young individual to our squad for the new season and beyond.”