Stoch leaves Blues for Fenerbahce

10 June 2010 06:27
Slovakia striker Miroslav Stoch has become the latest player to leave Chelsea as the Double winners continue their summer clearout.[LNB] The Blues have confirmed that Stoch is to join Turkish club Fenerbahce on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[LNB]Stoch's departure follows yesterday's confirmation that Joe Cole, Juliano Belletti and Michael Ballack will all leave when their contracts expire at the end of the month.[LNB]Stoch joined Chelsea as a 16-year-old in the summer of 2006 and signed professional terms a year later.[LNB]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 the run to the 2008 final.[LNB]During the 2008/09 campaign the young Slovakian made his international and club debut, the latter when coming on as a sub against Arsenal in November.[LNB]He next appeared against Stoke in the new year and played his part in a dramatic last-minute winner.[LNB]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 starts.[LNB]He made five substitute appearances for Chelsea's first team but failed to score.[LNB]The 20-year-old will be representing Slovakia at the World Cup and a spokesperson for Chelsea said: "We would like to thank him for his contribution to the club and wish him well in his future career."

Source: Team_Talk