UgochukwuLesley UGOCHUKWU

Presentation

FRANCE FRANCE
Full nameLesley Chimuanya Ugochukwu
BornMar 26, 2004
Rennes, FRANCE
Age20 years old
Size1.88 m
Weight83 kg
PositionCentral midfielder
Arrival(s)From academy
Departure(s)
ChelseaChelsea2023 / M€ 27
Numbers393338266
Career
RennesRennes
ChelseaChelsea
Lesley Ugochukwu arrived at Stade Rennais aged 8 in 2012. A versatile midfielder, he showed lots of potential to make it at a higher level as soon as he joined the Academy in 2019. The club offered him an apprentice contract of a year, and a first professional contract automatically in the Summer of 2020. On the eve of the 2020/2021 season, he became the second youngest professional in the history of the club, aged just 16 years, 3 months and 4 days. In April 2021, he made his first three appearances as a professional in the First Team, and signed a contract extension on 1st July of the same year. In the 2021/2022 season, he would make 22 appearances for the First Team, even scoring his first goal in professional football in the away match at Saint-Etienne in December 2021. On 23rd June 2022, he extended his contract by a further year to 2025 with the Red and Blacks. Having made 60 appearances, scoring one goal for his hometown club, Ugochukwu signed for Chelsea on 1st August 2023, in a deal worth 27 Million Euros (excluding bonuses).