Continuing their summer spending spree, Chelsea have signed teenage goalkeeper Teddy Sharman-Lowe from League One club Burton Albion.
The 17-year old will continue his development with Burton Albion after he was loaned back to them immediately for the 20-21 season.
The England Under-19 international joined Burton from Leicester City back in 2017 and has enjoyed a breakout campaign last season. Sharman-Lowe has signed a three-year deal with The Blues and hopes to compete for the No.1 spot at Stamford Bridge in the upcoming years. Speaking to Burton’s official website Sharman-Lowe said, “It’s brilliant and it has all happened so fast. Burton have developed me so well and now it’s another new beginning and, hopefully, I can develop further with Chelsea. I’m excited to be joining such a great club, especially as they are known for bringing on young players. It has all happened in a flash, from playing for the first team in pre-season, and then joining a top-four Premier League contender. I want to say a massive thank you to all the first team staff, Jake Buxton and the players and to Nigel Clough, Dan Robinson, Paul Reynolds, Sam Rose and all the Academy staff for all their help and support. I just want to continue training with that support, develop as a player, get a few games and see how it pans out.”
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Chelsea’s legendary goalkeeper and current Technical and Performance Advisor Petr Cech is said to have scouted Sharman-Lowe himself with Burton Albion Jake Buxton revealing,
“Teddy joined us as a first-year pro when he turned 17 and this is an amazing situation he has found himself in. When we were approached in the off-season, we arranged for Chelsea’s Head of Recruitment to see him play and Petr Cech came to watch him as well. We had a conversation with Teddy and his parents and said if he can stay with us and develop that would be great, and he’s proved he’s more than capable of being an important part of the goalkeeping mix here this season. He’s a cracking player but he’s also a smashing lad, his parents should be proud of how he is growing up.”