Chelsea sign former England goalkeeper

Chelsea have picked up former England goalkeeper Rob Green on a free transfer, the club have confirmed.

The 38-year-old was available to the Blues following his release from Huddersfield Town.

Green has signed a one-year contract at Stamford Bridge but has not made a Premier League appearance since being relegated with rivals Queens Park Rangers in 2015.

He has played more than 650 appearances in his career for Norwich City, West Ham United, QPR and Leeds United.  Green also picked up 12 caps for the England national team, starting their opening game of the 2010 World Cup.

Chelsea have said that the new signing will play backup to Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero for the West London club.

Rob Green didn’t make a single appearance for Huddersfield last season but did play for Leeds United in a 5-1 victory over Newport County in the EFL Cup back in Auguste before transferring across Yorkshire.

The experienced goalkeeper becomes Maurizio Sarri’s signing signing this summer following the acquisition of Jorginho from Napoli earlier this month.