Chelsea announce defender has signed up – centre-back says ‘dream come true’

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Chelsea are delighted to announce that Academy defender Greta Humphries has signed with the club until the summer of 2025.

The Blues posted on the club website: ‘Having previously represented Tottenham Hotspur, the 18-year-old became a Blue in 2022. She has been a part of our women’s Academy for the previous two seasons and added a League Cup triumph to her CV during the 2022/23 campaign.

‘Humphries is a dominant, ball playing centre back with a strong physical presence. She enjoyed an excellent 2023/24 season and showed consistency in her performances, which has seen her rewarded with a first professional contract at CHELSEA.

‘Everyone at Chelsea would like to congratulate Greta on her first professional contract, and we wish her every success during her time in blue!#

Speaking on a memorable moment in her early career, Humphries said: ‘It’s a very proud and exciting moment for me and my family. It’s my dream come true to sign a professional contract at this club.

‘It’s the club my family and I have supported our entire lives. I’m so grateful to be given an opportunity here and I can’t wait to get started.’

General manager Paul Green added: ‘Greta has been excellent in our academy and we’re really pleased to reward her with her first professional contract. She has worked really hard and demonstrated a great attitude and positive mindset.

‘Greta is a tall and athletic, young defender and we’re really looking forward to seeing how she develops in the upcoming years.’

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