Chelsea suggested on Friday that the club signed Axel Disasi because the defender has showcased his quality over several seasons in France.
Chelsea had earlier confirmed the signing of Disasi from Monaco. Disasi signed a six-year contract with the Premier League giants.
Speaking about their latest signing, Chelsea’s co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley said, as quoted by the club’s official website: “Axel [Desasi] has showcased his quality over several seasons in France, and that has deservedly led to recognition on the international stage.
“He is ready to take the next step in his career, and we are delighted that will be with Chelsea.
“We welcome him to the club and look forward to him joining up with Mauricio Pochettino and his new teammates in the days ahead.”