Chelsea signs Green as back-up to Courtois and Caballero

Robert Green, 38, has joined Chelsea on a free transfer following his release by Huddersfield Town.

New Chelsea goalkeeper Robert Green   -  Getty Images

Chelsea has signed goalkeeper Robert Green on a one-year deal as back-up to Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero.The 38-year-old had a similar role at Huddersfield Town last term and appeared to be considering retirement before Chelsea made a move to bring him in on a free transfer to bolster its options in goal.

Green has enjoyed a long career in English football, turning out for Norwich City, West Ham and QPR in the Premier League, while also winning 12 England caps.

And, while he had been considering his future towards the end of his time at Huddersfield, Chelsea represented an opportunity Green could not turn down.

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"It has been a whirlwind 24 hours. 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," he told the club's official website.

"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."

Green has become the second signing since Maurizio Sarri's arrival as coach, following Jorginho's move from Napoli.

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