Chelsea have completed the signing of talented youngster Thierno Ballo.
The 16 year old has been at Cobham on an informal basis for a couple of months now, and has already netted for youth sides in friendlies.
Now he’s been secured on a permanent basis by the Blues, and he’s already considered one of the brightest talents in the academy.
The forward turned 16 this week, allowing him to sign a proper deal in West London.
— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) January 2, 2018
He will join up with Jody Morris’ U18 team, and is now eligible to appear in full competitive games for them.
The Austrian youngster is truly a diamond in the rough, and his speed and close control are already evident for anyone who watches him play.
After a year or two adjusting to life in the UK in Morris’ side, he will presumably be sent on loan to develop him game further, before returning to try and challenge for a first team spot at Stamford Bridge… if everything goes to plan.