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Matt Miazga completes transfer to Chelsea

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Chelsea Football Club have officially announced the signing of United States defender Matt Miazga from the New York Red Bulls. It was also announced that the American has signed a four-and-a-half year contract with the famed London club.

The transfer has been met with some scrutiny as many people don't think it's wise for a young player such as Miazga to trust Chelsea, a club with a reputation of stockpiling prospects, with his development. However, those concerns don't seem to affect the player.

‘I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, a world-famous club with a reputation for major success. I am delighted to be in the Premier League, the best league in the world, and can't wait to meet my team-mates and get going.

‘I am still at the beginning of my career but I believe this is the place to develop and learn from some of the best players in the world.'

-Matt Miazga; Source: Chelsea FC

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has already said that Miazga will be staying with the club as a squad player instead of going on loan. We'll see how long that lasts...