Chelsea sign former Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero on free Transfer

Chelsea have made their first signing of the summer after announcing the capture of former Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

The Blues have confirmed that Caballero, 35, has joined the club on a free transfer.

The Argentine left City in May following the expiry of his contract at the Etihad Stadium, and expressed his happiness at staying in the Premier League and joining champions Chelsea.

Caballero is expected to play a back-up role to first-choice shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois, with Chelsea having sold Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth in a deal worth nearly £10million last month.

“I am very happy to join Chelsea, the champions of England,” Caballero told the club’s official website. “I am looking forward to meeting the guys and helping the club achieve more success in the coming season.”

Caballero spent three years at City after joining from Malaga in 2014, and established himself as a firm fans’ favourite following his heroics in the 2016 League Cup final where he saved three penalties against Liverpool.

He made 27 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side last season, with Caballero starting and then ending the campaign as City’s first-choice goalkeeper following a series of below-par performances and an injury to Claudio Bravo.