Reports claimed Chelsea have agreed a deal to bring Manchester United and Liverpool target Brad Young to the club in the summer.
There is a lot going on around Chelsea that are not the best of headlines for the club, fans and the footballing world as the Coronavirus is stopping the beautiful game from being played, but there is still work going on behind the scenes to get some deals done.
Chelsea have a top-class academy that is growing on a weekly basis as Frank Lampard has changed the atmosphere around moving to the club at a young age, simply because he is more inclined to give the younger generation more of a chance to prove themselves in the first team, now reports on the Sunday Express have claimed Young is next into the club.
Young’s outstanding performances for Hartlepool’s academy sides have caught the attention of Premier League giants Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea and he was rewarded with an England youth call-up earlier this season.
The 17-year-old goalkeeper, who stands at 6ft 4in, signed his first professional contract with Hartlepool last summer but the National League outfit are set to part with him for a six-figure fee, as the Blues beat off their Premier League rivals to agree a deal, REPORTEDLY.
Former Chelsea shot-stopper Ross Turnbull, currently Hartlepool’s goalkeeping coach, heaped praise on Young after the teenager was called up to an England training camp earlier on this term. ‘At the moment, it’s all potential with Brad,’ Turnbull said ON THE METRO.
‘Whenever anyone asks me about him I always say that if his work ethic and willingness to learn continues as it is then he will give himself the best opportunity to go and have a career as a professional footballer.
‘That’s got to be his goal. He’s on the right path at the moment but it’s still early days and this is just some good recognition for the work he’s been doing. ‘I have spoken to him and told him this is a reward for the effort he puts in every day because I have worked with him for more than 16 months now and he’s been great.
‘This is an added incentive for him now. He’s got in a training camp so he can go there and do himself justice and push himself towards getting in a squad, playing friendlies and competitive international games. ‘It’s one step at a time, of course, but I will be there pushing him every step of the way. I’m not happy with a training camp – can he go and get in a squad? I won’t be settling for anything less.’