As Chelsea’s summer business gets underway, the Blues have seemingly landed themselves another youngster – Nicolas Tie – after the stopper disclosed the news of his commitment to the home of the Premier League champions on his Twitter account on Tuesday night.
Although the Stamford Bridge faithful are likely to be awaiting news of Tiemoue Bakayoko or Antonio Rudiger’s arrival, the club have seemingly moved quietly to secure the services of a number of highly-rated youngsters.
Tie, the French wonderkid – who stands at over six feet tall – has seemingly secured his move to Chelsea after three years of waiting.
The Metro report that Chelsea agreed a deal to sign Tie in 2014 when the stopper was just 13-years-old, but he was unable to put pen to paper until this summer when he turned 16.
The keeper is understood to have officially joined Chelsea on Monday after making his way to the club’s Cobham training base – where he has been every summer for the past three years.
It has been reported that Chelsea’s Premier League rivals, Arsenal and Manchester City, both expressed interest in the stopper before he committed to Chelsea in 2014.
However, his commitment remained as his Twitter account now shows the 16-year-old proudly showing off his new club’s kit after he officially became a Chelsea player.
The Premier League champions are also understood to have completed the signing of Ajax’s highly-rated 16-year-old forward – Daishawn Redan – who has also been on the radar of a number of English clubs.