Chelsea have confirmed the permanent departure of another young rising star.
After refusing to sign a new extended contract with Chelsea, midfielder Lewis Bate has joined Leeds United on a permanent deal.
The 18-year old has never played a senior match for Chelsea or for anyone in fact, but he is a highly rated young player with a massive future.
He clearly just didn’t see a fast route into the Chelsea first-team and decided on a different route.
As you can see below, Leeds United confirmed the transfer this Thursday morning…
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✍️ #LUFC are pleased to announce the signing of Lewis Bate from Chelsea
— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 22, 2021
Confirmed! Lewis Bate joins Leeds United from Chelsea on a permanent deal said to be around £1.5m. pic.twitter.com/UA2pOvAnJa
— Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) July 22, 2021