Marcel Lavinier is a defender who grew up close to Stamford Bridge and signed as an Under-8 through our development centre programme.
A good one-v-one defender who likes to tackle, he is equally comfortable on the right or centre of defence, and made his youth team debut on the opening day of the 2017/18 campaign. The England Under-17 international went on to make 25 appearances for the Under-18s as they completed a clean sweep of four trophies.
In 2018/19, Lavinier played most of his football with Andy Myers's youth team before making his development squad debut in January away at Everton, the eventual PL2 champions. He signed a first professional contract at the club in July 2018, a two-year deal that expires at the end of 2019/20.