Chelsea have confirmed the signing of 16-year-old placing prodigy Thierno Ballo from west German aspect Viktoria Koln this week.
Ballo – who turned 16 on Tuesday – has now signed a scholarship cope with the defending champions and can develop into a part of the academy.
The Guinean born Austrian has beforehand performed for Chelsea’s youth aspect in friendlies and confirmed glimpses of his immense promise final season, scoring 5 in his outfit’s 6-1 rout over West Ham.
In a Fb put up, Ballo introduced his official transfer to Chelsea with a picture of himself holding up a quantity 10 shirt at Stamford Bridge.
The striker’s adviser Peter Huemerlehner, revealed in an interview with Laola 1 (through Metro):
“We narrowed down a number of golf equipment and regarded carefully at not simply the infrastructure but in addition the work in coaching, and Chelsea made the most effective impression.”
Ballo started his profession in Austria with SC Chemie Linz and boasts a staggering 200 targets in two years with the membership. He then made the step as much as Bayer Leverkusen’s youth aspect earlier than becoming a member of up with Viktoria Koln final yr. The speedy ahead impressed there too, netting seven in 25 league appearances for the U17s.
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The starlet has amazingly already secured a profitable sponsorship cope with adidas regardless of his age and likewise has 22 worldwide youth targets to his identify, together with his skills incomes him a spot within the U17s on the age of 14.