CHELSEA youngster Harvey St Clair has joined Serie B side Venezia on a three-year deal.
The 19-year-old has been at the Blues since the age of eight but has decided to leave Stamford Bridge for first-team football.
St Clair, middle, has joined the Serie B side on a three-year deal
St Clair, a Scotland Under-21 international, had been offered a new deal to stay at Chelsea.
But knowing the challenges he faces of breaking into the first-team, the tricky winger turned it down for the good his career.
The Daily Mail report that Watford and Zenit St Petersburg were both interested in landing the talent.
He made 17 appearances for the club’s Under-23 side last season, scoring three and assisting three.
The winger starred for Scotland at the Toulon tournament
Ex-Chelsea winger rejected the chance to extend his contract at the club
Venezia announced the signing of St Clair showing off his skills in a video around the city.
Meanwhile Chelsea want to make some signings of their own and eye a £35million deal for Porto’s left-back Alex Tello.
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