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Chelsea sign veteran goalkeeper
By Mirror | Updated Jul 26, 2018 at 15:12 EAT
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Green joins from Huddersfield Town where he spent a year as cover without making a single first-team appearance

The former England international had considered hanging up his gloves after being released by the Terriers

Chelsea have signed veteran goalkeeper Robert Green as a free transfer on a one-year contract.

Green joins from Huddersfield Town where he spent a year as cover without making a single first-team appearance.

The former England international had considered hanging up his gloves after being released by the Terriers.

However, Chelsea’s offer was too good for him to refuse.

"It has been a whirlwind 24 hours," said Green. "You are thinking about your career and where you want to go and then you get a phone call like this, and it is a short conversation.

"It has been a pretty dramatic time for me and I can’t wait to get started. I am absolutely delighted and it is a thrill and an honour to be here."

The 38-year-old will sign for a season while Eduardo and Jamal Blackman are out on loan.

Green’s most likely game time will come in cup competitions as he is behind Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero, who are first and second in the pecking order as it stands.

The highly experienced stopper began his career at Norwich City, making 200 appearances before departing for West Ham in 2006.

He moved across London after six years with the Hammers to join QPR for four seasons and left Loftus Road in 2016. From there he spent a year at Leeds before he signed for Huddersfield.

During his career, Green earned 12 England caps and began the 2010 World Cup as No1. However, he lost his place after his error gifted USA’s Clint Dempsey an equaliser in the opening game. His last cap came in 2012 against Norway.

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