Mario Pasalic: Chelsea sign Croatia U21 international

Mario Pasalic
Mario Pasalic scored 11 goals in 36 appearances for Croatian club Hajduk Split last season

Chelsea have signed 19-year-old midfielder Mario Pasalic from Croatian club Hajduk Split for an undisclosed fee.

Pasalic was in Croatia's provisional World Cup squad and has represented his country at under-21 level.

The German-born midfielder scored 11 goals in 36 appearances for Hajduk in what was his first full season at senior level last year.

"This is now a new start in my career," Pasalic told the Chelsea website.external-link

"I am a central midfielder, my favourite player is Frank Lampard, and so I am very happy to be a Chelsea player."