Premier League champs Chelsea have snapped Dutch football wonderkid Daishawn Redan ahead of rivals, according to reports in England.
The whizkid is expected to join the Cobham academy where he would continue with his development.
The Blues defeated local rivals the RedDevils and the Citizens, and German side RB Leipzig to get the lad. Reports in the Netherlands say Redan has signed a contract with Stamford Bridge as several clubs joggled for his signature.
The Dutch youth international would resume at the club from July 1, after turning 16 in February. The youngster, who featured for the Dutch Under 17, preferred the Cobham route that has produced successful results in recent year. The youth side won the UEFA Youth League in 2015 and 2016.
Though there is a poor record of the youth players making it to the senior team, Redan feels he would get the best training and exposure there then decide on his future later.
The head of youth at Ajax Said Ouaali said the club has mapped out a path for him to follow aside discussing this with the player and the Chelsea management.
“We have made every effort to maintain a great talent in Daishawn, but at some point it ends. We wish him all the best with the rest of his career,” Ouaali said after the failure to keep the player.
Monaco’s bet with a youngster is paying off as Kylian Mbappe continues his brilliance. Real Madrid recently signed a Brazilian youngster ViniciusJr now Chelsea just lured another potential star. Top clubs have been increasingly chasing the best talents before others get them. The story of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo is a great lesson.