STOCH JOINS FENERBAHCE

Posted on: Thu 10 Jun 2010

Chelsea can confirm that Miroslav Stoch will join Turkish club Fenerbahçe on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

We would like to thank him for his contribution to the club and wish him well in his future career.

Stoch joined Chelsea as a 16-year-old in the summer of 2006 and signed professional a year later.

Playing as a second striker or out wide in a front three, he was the youth team's top scorer in the 2006/07 campaign with nine goals from 20 starts and six substitute appearances and the next season was an FA Youth Cup ever-present in a run to the 2008 Final.

In 2008/09, the young Slovakian made his international and club debut, the latter when coming on as a sub against Arsenal in that November. He next appeared against Stoke in the new year and played his part in a dramatic last-minute winner.

In 2009/10 he went on loan to FC Twente, managed by Steve McClaren, and the club won its first Dutch championship with Stoch scoring 12 goals in 44+1 games.

For Chelsea's first team he made five sub appearances with no goals.

The 20-year-old will be representing Slovakia at the World Cup.