Transfer News: Chelsea Sign England Youth International Noni Madueke from PSV Eindhoven

Last Updated: January 21, 2023, 09:45 IST

Noni Madueke and Chris Wood (Twitter)

Chelsea signed Noni Madueke from PSV Eindhoven as Nottingham Forest brought Chris Wood on loan from fellow Premier League club Newcastle United

Chelsea have signed winger Noni Madueke from PSV Eindhoven on a seven-and-a-half-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year, the Premier League club said on Friday.

The 20-year-old joined PSVโ€™s youth team on 2018 and made his debut with the senior team two years later. Since then, he scored 20 goals and provided 14 assists in 80 appearances.

โ€œWeโ€™re delighted to bring Noni to Chelsea. Heโ€™s an exciting talent who has proven his quality over the past few years with PSV playing in a strong European league,” said Chelsea Chairman Todd Boehly.

โ€œWe are thrilled he has chosen to join Chelsea for this next stage of his career. We are sure he will form an important part of our team.”

Madueke is Chelseaโ€™s sixth signing of the January transfer window. Media reports said Chelsea paid PSV around 35 million euros ($38 million).

Chelsea, 10th in the Premier League standings, play Liverpool on Saturday.

Forrest Get Wood

Nottingham Forest have signed New Zealand striker Chris Wood from fellow Premier League club Newcastle United on loan for the rest of the season, with an option to make the transfer permanent until the summer of 2024, they said on Friday.

Wood scored twice in 18 games this season for Newcastle, who are fourth in the Premier League on 38 points after 19 games. Promoted club Forest are 13th on 20 points.

โ€œYou can see the transition (at Forest) over the past 18 months and itโ€™s progressing in the right way. Itโ€™s a project thatโ€™s going in the right direction,” said Wood, who has scored 33 goals in 70 games for New Zealand.

Wood scored 53 times in 165 appearances for Burnley before moving to Newcastle just over a year ago for a reported 25 million pounds ($30.85 million).

He has netted five times in 39 games for Newcastle.

Leicester Sign Kristiansen

Leicester City have signed defender Victor Kristiansen from Danish Superliga side FC Copenhagen, both clubs announced on Friday.

The 20-year-old Dane will join the Premier League side for an undisclosed fee, but British and Danish media reported it would be for about 17 million pounds ($21.07 million).

Kristiansen signed a 5-1/2-year contract that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until the summer of 2028.

โ€œThe Premier League is probably the best league in the world and Leicester is a top team, so of course, I was excited,” Kristiansen said.

โ€œIt was a no-brainer for me to say yes to this great opportunity.โ€

Leicester are 15th in the league with 17 points, two points above the relegation zone.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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