Crystal Palace sign £18m Marc Guéhi from Chelsea on five-year deal

Marc Guéhi has completed an £18m move from Chelsea to Crystal Palace, signing a five-year deal with the Eagles. The 21-year-old impressed in two loan spells at Swansea and becomes one of the first recruits of Patrick Vieira’s managerial tenure at Selhurst Park.

“I’m very excited, it’s a great opportunity for me to come to such a big club in the Premier League,” said Guehi. “I’m really excited to get going. The club is taking a really exciting direction with the new gaffer that’s come in. A lot of good young players are here and obviously such a stable club with top players really enticed me and made me want to come.”

Guehi was born in the Ivory Coast and grew up in London, joining Chelsea aged eight. He made just two senior appearances for the club, both in the League Cup in 2019, and has represented England at every age-group level from the under-16s upwards, including 11 caps for the under-21s.

“We’re delighted to have signed Marc for Crystal Palace,” said the Crystal Palace chairman, Steve Parish. “He’s an exciting talent and one we believe will be a valuable addition to the squad as we build towards the coming season.”