The London giants have snapped up the signing of teenage forward Shaun Wade from Championship club Bristol City this summer. Shaun is only 14 years of age and is held in high regard at Bristol City.
Wade, who can also play as a playmaker, started out at the academy of Mangotsfield Juniors Football Club before signing for the West Country club at the U8 level. Rated very highly throughout his burgeoning youth career, Shaun has now moved to the west London club.
Earlier this week, the 14-year-old visited Chelsea’s top-notch Cobham training facility to pen a deal and complete the paperwork for the transfer. The report adds that Chelsea and Bristol City have agreed on a lucrative deal over a deal for the youngster, with the paperwork being finalised before an official announcement is made.
Shaun, however, has confirmed the transfer, posting an image on his social media account. Shaun will be joining up with the Blues’ U15 setup, with the team of Romelu Lukaku, Mason Mount and N’Golo Kante producing shirts with Shaun’s name on at the introductory welcome offered to the youngster and his family on Thursday when he was at Cobham to complete the addition.
The Blues have one of the best academies in the land and have constantly churned out talented teenagers. While in the past, a pathway to the first-team was not entirely forthcoming, things have changed in recent years. The likes of Mason Mount, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and more recently, Trevoh Chalobah have all made a mark in the senior team.