Chelsea have signed 11-year-old Northampton Town striker Michael Gyasi for an undisclosed fee. The switch includes a variety of add-ons payments, which are subject to particular targets being met (most of which, I believe, relate to him actually playing for Chelsea at youth level).
Northampton Town’s centre of excellence boss Trevor Gould is understandably chuffed about the deal and the money it will bring into the club:
“Michael has progressed well and has improved with our coaching. Financially the deal is good for us, and the money we will receive will aid our youth development.”
“While we obviously want to produce and keep our best players, when a Premier League club like Chelsea come knocking, as long as the deal is right for the club, we will never stand in a boy’s way. Not only is this is a superb opportunity for Michael but it reinforces the quality of player we are bringing both into the club and through our centre of excellence.”
Will Michael Gyasi EVER play for Chelsea? Somebody call Paddy and get the odds.
Source: BBC Sport.