Lucas Bergstrom in action for Chelsea

Posh swoop for Finnish goalkeeper on a season-long loan.

Peterborough United have bolstered their goalkeeping ranks ahead of the 2022-2023 campaign with the signing of highly-rated Chelsea goalkeeper Lucas Bergström on a season-long loan deal.

The Finnish goalkeeper 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, named in the under 21 squad for European Qualifiers against Austria, Azerbaijan and Norway.

Standing at 6ft 7, the 19-year-old signed for 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. 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. He is commanding, a very good shot-stopper and extremely aggressive from crosses and good with his feet. I must give huge thanks to Carlo Cudicini and Chelsea for trusting us in developing Lucas further and we can’t wait to work with him,” McCann said.

Bergström will link-up with his new team-mates on the 22nd June when the Posh squad return for pre-season testing. There will be an interview with Bergström on his arrival at the idverde Training Ground.


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Lucas Bergstrom in action for Chelsea
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