Chelsea agrees $11m deal to sign US Olympic star on seven-year contract as Premier League giants

 Chelsea FC has made a significant move by acquiring another young American talent from Major League Soccer to bolster its squad. The Blues have reached an agreement for 19-year-old US men's national team fullback Caleb Wiley in a deal valued at just under $11 million (£8.5 million).

According to multiple reports, Wiley has signed a contract that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2031. However, Wiley is expected to be loaned out to Ligue 1 side RC Strasbourg next season to gain consistent playing time.

The promising fullback hails from Atlanta United, where he has showcased his potential this season with one goal and one assist in 21 MLS matches. Wiley's talent and hard work have also earned him a spot on the 18-man roster for the United States Olympic soccer team set to compete in Paris this summer.

In addition to his Olympic call-up, he has earned two caps for the US men's senior team since making his debut last year under coach Gregg Berhalter. Chelsea's move for Wiley continues their trend of signing promising talent from the MLS.

Last year, they inked a deal with former Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gaga Slonina. Slonina spent last season on loan with Belgian side Eupen, where he played in 34 matches, further developing his skills.

Wiley's arrival at Chelsea is a testament to the growing reputation of MLS as a breeding ground for young talent and Chelsea's commitment to nurturing and developing promising players for the future.

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