Chelsea have completed the signing of former England goalkeeper Rob Green in one of the shock deals of the summer according to The Blues’ official website.

The 38-year-old Chertsey-born stopper joins The Blues on a free transfer and is said to have signed a one-year deal at Stamford Bridge

Green was on the books of Chelsea’s English Premier League rivals Huddersfield Town last season but the veteran failed to make a single appearance for The Terriers in any of the three competitions in which they competed.

It has been reported that the player will act as a third choice goalkeeper at new club Chelsea with Green set to sit behind both Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero in the race for the number one jersey.

Green started his career with Norwich City where he went on to make 241 senior appearances before completing a big move to West Ham United in 2006. The player starred for The Hammers in six seasons with the club, winning the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs in 2011/2012.

QPR signed Green on a free transfer in summer 2012 and while he struggled for first team opportunities in his first season at Loftus Road, the keeper went on to play a greater role for The R’s in the next two years at the club.

Green’s most recent first team football came at Leeds United a year ago and the player will be hoping for occasional action at Chelsea this season.

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