Chelsea midfielder Chalobah joins Watford

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London, July 14 (IANS) Chelsea’s young midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah has joined Watford in a five-year deal after not getting the assurance of first team football at the London club.

England Under-21 player Chalobah, who was in his final year of contract, had spent the 2012-13 season at Watford on loan.

Watford said in a statement on Thursday: “Nathaniel Chalobah has sealed a permanent return to Watford from Chelsea, the Hornets are delighted to confirm.

Chalobah has played 97 times for England at various youth levels, and he was a key part of the Under-21s’ recent run to the semi-final of the European Championships.

Chalobah decided to make the move although the London club did not want to let the 22-year-old leave.

Chalobah came to Chelsea’s academy at the age of eight. He has played for Watford, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Burnley, Reading and Napoli on loan spells.

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He made 15 appearances in all competitions last season for Antonio Conte-coached Chelsea which went on to win the English Premier League (EPL).



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