Premier League side Chelsea has completed the signing of Wales young goalkeeper Eddie Beach.
Beach comes from Southampton and is set to join Chelsea academy for an undisclosed fee. The 18-year-old is highly rated and Chelsea reportedly beat a number of interested clubs to the teenager’s signature.
He has represented Wales at the Under-19 level and has made 20 appearances in all competitions for Southampton U18s last season as they came top of the Premier League South last season. The young Saints side then lost to Manchester City in the National Final.
Jim Fraser, Chelsea’s assistant head of youth development and head of youth recruitment, told the club’s official website: "We are very pleased to bring Eddie to the club.
“He is a talented goalkeeper with good potential and will join our development squad for the coming season."
Beach is not expected to be the only new goalkeeper through the door at Chelsea this summer, with the club also keen on Chicago Fire's Gabriel Slonina.
Chelsea have officially signed Eddie Beach from Southampton - the 18 year old goalkeeper will now join Chelsea’s Academy.— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) June 22, 2022
The first academy signing of the Boehly era… ✅ pic.twitter.com/DVZlqCcNaQ