Chelsea on Thursday signed English youngster Carney Chukwuemeka, the English Premier League club said.
“Carney Chukwuemeka has agreed the terms of a six-year contract at Chelsea and completed his transfer from Aston Villa,” Chelsea said in a statement.
Playing in the center of the park, Chukwuemeka, 18, helped England win the UEFA EURO Under-19 Championship on July 1.
England beat Israel 3-1 in the final as Chukwuemeka scored in the extra time.
After his arrival at Stamford Bridge, Chukwuemeka said that he is happy to be a Chelsea player.
“I’m so excited and just can’t wait to get on the pitch, meet all the players and try to win games and trophies with Chelsea,” he said.
Chukwuemeka, an Aston Villa product, played 16 matches for the club.