June 15, 2024

Malo Gusto has joined Chelsea from Lyon for €40 million (£35.1 million), but the 19-year-old will remain on loan with the French club for the rest of the season.

Lyon has confirmed that Chelsea will pay €35 million (£30.7 million) plus €5 million (£4.4 million) in bonuses for the right-back.

‘The exciting 19-year-old right-back has signed a contract at Stamford Bridge until summer 2030 and heads back to France for the remainder of the current season to continue with Lyon in Ligue 1, where he has made 15 league appearances,’ Chelsea said in a statement on Sunday.

‘The defender will now continue his impressive progress on loan at the Groupama Stadium before joining the Blues ahead of the new season in the summer.

‘Chelsea would like to thank Lyon for enabling Malo to take up this new opportunity.’

A statement from Lyon read: ‘Olympique Lyonnais regrets not having been able to keep one of its great hopes trained at the Academy but remains however happy to be able to count on him during this second part of the season.’

 

 

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