Chelsea FC announced today that youngster George Saville has made a permanent move to Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers. The move had been rumored for some time now but most fans and pundits believed that it would simply be another season long loan for the midfielder.
Instead, Saville has joined Wolverhampton on a permanent transfer for a fee believed to be around £1 million. Saville spent the 2012/13 season on loan at Championship side Milwall but failed to truly make an impression. It was at League One side Brentford last season where George Saville truly found his feet as a first team footballer. He scored four goals in 44 appearances for Brentford and helped them gain promotion to the Championship with a man of the match performance.
George Saville has today completed a permanent transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The 21-year-old joined the Chelsea Academy at Under-13 age group and was part of the squad which won the FA Youth Cup in 2009/10.
The following season he helped our reserves become national league champions courtesy of a play-off victory against Blackburn Rovers.
Saville spent the first half of last season on loan at Brentford, performing so well the deal was extended for the remainder of the campaign, and the midfielder played a pivotal role as the Bees secured promotion to the Championship.
Everybody at Chelsea Football Club would like to thank George for his service and wish him the best of luck for the future.
George Saville was a fine prospect for Chelsea but he never was a realistic candidate for the first team. His sale represents another example of Chelsea developing youngsters in the academy and selling them off to other clubs for a profit. Best of luck to you George in your career and hopefully you will help Wolverhampton return to the Premier League.
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