Teamwork makes the dream work

Raheem Sterling helps Chelsea safe thrilling striker trial


Chelsea will take teenage striker Hafiz Umar Ibrahim on a two-week trial after Raheem Sterling helped persuade the Nigerian to hyperlink up with the Blues.

Ibrahim, 18, presently represents Ojodu Metropolis in his native Nigeria and made headlines with a haul of ten objectives in six video games throughout a youth event in Italy final month, ending because the event’s prime scorer.

Norwegian aspect Bodo/Glimt tried to signal Ibrahim however Chelsea have now swooped in to safe his signature on a two-week trial.

As first reported by and later backed up by the Night Commonplace, Chelsea had Sterling converse with Ibrahim to debate a transfer to Stamford Bridge, and the 18-year-old striker has now acquired all of the paperwork wanted to move to England for his trial.

The towering striker, who stands at 6’2 and compares himself to Romelu Lukaku, will start his trial with Chelsea on Monday.

Ibrahim additionally has curiosity from Spain and Italy, the place Inter and AC Milan are each understood to be chasing his signature.

Ought to Ibrahim impress, he’s anticipated to earn a contract with Chelsea’s sister aspect Strasbourg in France.

Scouting Africa has grow to be an even bigger precedence for Chelsea following the appointment of Joe Shields as co-director of recruitment and expertise, with 17-year-old Senegalese midfielder Pape Daouda Diong additionally becoming a member of the BlueCo bubble.

Shields, who has a fame as one of many best scouts of younger skills in England, was additionally influential within the deal to signal Jamaican striker Dujuan Richards. The 18-year-old, who goes by ‘Whisper’, has two objectives in 5 video games for Chelsea’s Beneath-21s since becoming a member of in January.