Former Chelsea defender Aziz Deen-Conteh returns to England after signing with League One club

Port Vale

League One side Port Vale have announced the signing of former Chelsea defender Aziz Deen-Conteh on a two-and-a-half-year deal

Port Vale announced on Monday they had secured the services of former Chelsea and England Under-19 defender Aziz Deen-Conteh, following his release from Greek side FC Erotelis in the summer. 

The 21-year-old, who was named in Chelsea's Champions League squad in 2012, was released by the Blues in 2013 and ended up moving abroad to play for Greek Superleague side FC Erostelis, signing a two-year deal.

Despite making seven first-team appearances for the Greek side earlier this year, he was allowed to search for another club and after training with the Staffordshire-based League One side, he signed a two-year deal in order complete his return to England. 

When asked to tell the fans what to expect from him, the 21-year-old told the club website: ''I am very aggressive, I like to get forward a lot but I am a defender and I like to defend and like a one-on-one with my winger.

''I am a very solid defender and I like to talk, but the strongest part of my game is to get forward like a modern-day full-back.'' 

With first-team football at the back of his mind, the former England youth defender conceded he needs to get back to full-fitness before he worries about being called up.

''The Gaffer [Micky Adams] knows I am not fit and ready yet. I am just getting back to fitness. I had a game last week and have been here two weeks now.

''I just have to get my head down and try to work hard and prove myself in training. Hopefully I will do well and then whenever I get my chance, grab it with both hands and do well for the team.''

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