Confirmed: Chelsea sign fifth player of African descent in summer transfer windowPublished: August 04, 2023
Through their official website, Chelsea have announced the signing of France national teamer Axel Disasi from Monaco.
A central defender by trade, the 25-year-old has agreed a six-year deal that keeps him at Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2028-2029 season.
Disasi, who was eligible to represent Congo and Angola before becoming cap-tied to France, is the fifth player of African descent acquired by Chelsea in the summer transfer window, after Christopher Nkunku, Nicolas Jackson, Diego Moreira and Lesley Ugochukwu.
Axel Disasi began his professional career in the 2015-16 season with Paris FC before signing with Stade de Reims, where he made 53 appearances and scored two goals.
He has departed AS Monaco after 129 appearances in the red and white shirt, scoring 12 goals and notching four assists.
Chelsea's co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley said: "Axel has showcased his quality over several seasons in France and that has deservedly led to recognition on the international stage.
"He is ready to take the next step in his career and we are delighted that will be with Chelsea.
"We welcome him to the club and look forward to him joining up with Mauricio Pochettino and his new teammates in the days ahead."
Disasi was named in France's squad to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and played in the final against Argentina.
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