Chelsea have signed ex-Nice defender Malang Sarr on a five-year deal
Less than 24 hours after the signing of England left-back Ben Chilwell, Chelsea have announced the signing of former Nice defender Malang Sarr. The 21-year-old Frenchman became a free agent when his Nice contract expired on 30 June and Chelsea have said he will spend the 2020-21 season out on loan.
Malang Sarr is a France Under-21 international and he so far made 119 appearances for Nice and those appearances he has scored three goals. The Frenchman is the fourth player Chelsea is signing this summer and their second in two days after the arrival of left-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester City.
Earlier in the year, the Blues signed winger Hakim Ziyech, 27, from Ajax and striker Timo Werner, 24, from RB Leipzig. Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “The opportunity to sign Malang was one we could not miss. He is a tremendous prospect and we will be monitoring him closely during his loan period.” Chelseas is now set for the 2020/21 English Premier League season with their current signings.