Looks like the Blues are getting tired of spending oodles of cash on big-name players, and are now turning their attention towards organic growth instead. After all, Arsenal have demonstrated that success can be achieved by acquiring players from an early age and moulding them into a world-class talent. Chelsea have signed a youngster with a bright future ahead of him.
Setanta reports that Jeremy Boga could become a Stamford Bridge legend in seasons to come, after the club snatched him from the grasp of ASPTT Marseille. It’s clear that Chelsea have a sophisticated scouting network in place and obviously a great deal of financial clout to convince young players and their parents that they should be the number one choice.
Chelsea scout Guy Hillion has confirmed that The Blues have signed Jeremy Boga, a 12-year-old from ASPTT Marseille.
The wonderkid was linked to Lyon and Bordeaux, but has opted to cross The Channel in order to hone his talents at Stamford Bridge.
“That is not a transfer, as the rules forbid it,” Hillion told Les Dessous du Sport. “We couldn’t have signed Jeremy if Mr Boga hadn’t been in London.
“Chelsea took him because he has the talent to play at the highest level. He’s an excellent number 10.”
The news has left a bitter taste in ASPTT Marseille’s mouth.
“We have had no news from the Boga family neither from Chelsea, this happened behind our back,” an ASPTT Marseille director declared.
Can you be certain that any 12-year-old will go on to become a great footballer as an adult? After all, for every Wayne Rooney, there are countless young players who don’t fulfil their supposed potential and end up on the scrapheap by their mid-twenties. Chelsea fans, are you encouraged that the club are taking a different approach when it comes to landing new players?