Chelsea let Cudicini move to Tottenham

Chelsea FC have allowed reserve goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini to join English Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur FC on a free transfer, after taking time to thank the Italian "for his years of service and wish him well".

Carlo Cudicini has left Chelsea for Tottenham
Carlo Cudicini has left Chelsea for Tottenham ©Getty Images

Chelsea FC have allowed reserve goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini to join English Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur FC on a free transfer, after taking time to thank the Italian "for his years of service and wish him well".

Long service
The 35-year-old was Chelsea's second-longest serving player behind John Terry, having joined the club from ASD Castel di Sangro Calcio in 1999 when the London side were still coached by fellow Italian Gianluca Vialli. Chelsea's 2002 Player of the Year was initially back-up for Ed de Goey, but became first choice for several years prior to Petr Čech's arrival at Stamford Bridge in 2004. He leaves the club after making 142 Premier League appearances, with a Chelsea statement reading: "The club would like to take this opportunity to thank Carlo for his years of service and wish him well."

 

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