Transfer arranged for 1st July for academy defender

The first departure of a busy summer at Chelsea has been confirmed.

The club have just posted a new piece on the official website confirming what has been known for weeks – Dujon Sterling will leave Chelsea when his contract expires on July 1st and join Rangers.

Sterling has been at Chelsea since 8 years old and has been a part of the loan army for the last few seasons. His spells at Coventry, Wigan, Blackpool and Stoke have all seen him perform well when injuries have permitted.

The versatile right sided player -now more of a wing back than a winger – was a brilliant academy player and big things were expected of him, but injuries have slowed his progress a little. Rangers should provide the perfect platform for him to fulfil that potential.

He ended with just two senior appearances – both in cup games in Antonio Conte’s second season. He looked good in preseason 2021, but never got the chance to impress in the first team again, and this departure has been on the cards since then.

Good luck Dujon – we will be keeping an eye out for you, and nobody will be surprised if the 23 year old puts together some solid seasons in Scotland and comes to play in the Premier League somewhere down the line.