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Done Deal: Chelsea Confirm The Signing Of Veteran Goalkeeper Rob Green

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of former West Ham and Leeds United goalkeeper Rob Green on a one-year deal.

The 38-year-old has become the second signing of the Maurizio Sarri era at Stamford Bridge, while the club have made it abundantly clear that Green has been signed as backup for Thibaut Courtois (or whoever comes in should the Belgian depart) and Willy Caballero.

Signing a third-choice goalkeeper seemed to become a necessity for Chelsea once they allowed Eduardo to depart for feeder club Vitesse, despite giving the former Portuguese international a new one-year deal before sending him on his way.

Although it is a surprise move (in a similar vein to Lee Grant joining Man United this summer, or when Richard Wright filled a similar role at Man City), Green does come to the club with a wealth of experience. He has featured in over 650 matches throughout his career, and earned 12 caps for the England national side.

COBHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Chelsea unveil new signing Rob Green at Chelsea Training Ground on July 26, 2018 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Most recently, he was signed on a one-year deal at Huddersfield Town last season to provide backup for Jonas Lossl, but didn’t make a single appearance for the Terriers.

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