Peterborough United sign a highly-rated goalkeeper from Chelsea

Peterborough United have signed a 6ft 7in goalkeeper from Chelsea.

By Alan Swann
Saturday, 18th June 2022, 8:54 am
Updated Saturday, 18th June 2022, 8:54 am
Lucas Bergstrom. Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images
Lucas Bergstrom. Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Lucas Bergstrom (19) has joined Posh on a season-long loan. He’s a current member of the Finland Under 21 squad having represented his country at under 16 level.

Bergstrom was part of Chelsea’s Premier League 25-man squad last season as the fourth choice shot-stopper at Stamford Bridge and has just completed a spell away on international duty with his country.

Bergtsrom was signed by Chelsea from Turun Palloseura in his native Finland during the 2018/19 season and has been a regular within the Academy squads at Stamford Bridge.

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Posh boss Grant McCann was pleased to secure his services and was thankful to the Premier League side for allowing the move to happen.

“Lucas is very highly-rated at Chelsea," McCann said. “He is commanding, a very good shot-stopper and extremely aggressive at crosses and good with his feet. I must give huge thanks to (coach) Carlo Cudicini and Chelsea for trusting us in developing Lucas further and we can’t wait to work with him.”

Bergström will link-up with his new team-mates on June 22 when the Posh squad return for pre-season testing. He will battle for the first-team goalkeeping spot with Harvey Carwright, whose arrival at Posh on a season-long loan was unveiled yesterday (Friday).

Bergstrom made 17 Academy starts last season and has a pro deal at Chelsea until 2024.