Chelsea confirm signing of ‘next Paolo Maldini’, 17, from Premier League rivals in cut-price transfer

CHELSEA have completed the signing of promising defender Ishe Samuels-Smith from Everton.

The 17-year-old made the move to Stamford Bridge after impressing for Everton Under-21s and is happy to be a Blues.

Chelsea fans are predicting big things for Ishe Samuels-Smith


Chelsea fans are predicting big things for Ishe Samuels-Smith

Samuels-Smith said after the deal was confirmed: “It came as a shock to me because it all happened so quickly, but I’m really happy to be here.”

“It will be a good experience coming to such a big club. It will be a new challenge because there are top players here, so I have to adapt quickly and master the levels.”

Chelsea fans are also pleased with his capture and predict big things for Samuels-Smith’s future.

One supporter said: “Ballon d’Or loading.”

Another added: “We just signed the next Maldini.”

A third said: “This is absolutely amazing!!! 🤯”

And another commented: “I know he’s our next Terry.”

Some fans have also urged the club to make more first-team signings, but Chelsea need to sell players first.


Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Mateo Kovacic and several others have left, but Mauricio Pochettino is still keen on getting rid of the so-called ‘bomb squad’.

These include Christian Pulisic, Romelu Lukaku, Hakim Ziyech and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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