While Jose Mourinho may have been reluctant to play his young players during his final days at Stamford Bridge, Antonio Conte comes with no such reputation and has made good use of young players en route to success in Italy. The new Chelsea manager has already set the team to work on securing a deal for a PSV Eindhoven star with tons of potential.
According to The Sun, Chelsea are interested in signing 18-year-old winger Steven Bergwijn this summer. The Dutch starlet recently signed with super-agent Jorge Mendes, and the club are predicted to take advantage of their strong relationship with Mendes to secure a deal for the PSV Eindhoven starlet.
Per the report, Bergwijn’s style of play would make him an ideal challenger to embattled midfielders John Obi Mikel and Oscar.
Bergwijn won the Golden Player award for the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship – a title shared by the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cesc Fabregas, Tony Kroos, Bojan Krkic and Mario Gotze.
In two seasons at the senior level for PSV Eindhoven and the PSV reserve side Jong PSV, Bergwijn has made 33 appearances and scored 12 goals. This past season PSV won the Eredivisie title for the second year in a row.
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