Noni Madueke reveals delight in return to English football in first words as Chelsea player

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Noni Madueke has made clear his happiness in returning to English football after signing for Chelsea.

On Friday, the Blues confirmed a £30.5million transfer to take the London-born winger back to the capital after a spell with Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.

Madueke, 20, previously spent time inside the academies of Crystal Palace and Tottenham, and he now returns on a huge seven-and-a-half-year contract to become Chelsea’s sixth signing of the January window.

“I’m really pleased to sign with one of the best clubs in the world in Chelsea,” he told the club website.

“To return to England and play in the Premier League is a dream for me and my family and I can’t wait to get started.

“I am excited for what the future holds, the owner's vision for the future and to be at a club like this and winning at the highest level.”

Madueke also filmed a short clip for Chelsea fans, explaining that he was “so happy to be back in London” and playing for the Blues.

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A statment from club chairman Todd Boehly and co-controlling owner Behdad Eghbali read: “We’re delighted to bring Noni to Chelsea.

“He’s an exciting talent who has proven his quality over the past few years with PSV, playing in a strong European league, and we are thrilled he has chosen to join Chelsea for this next stage of his career. We are sure he will form an important part of our team.”