We knew this was coming, but now it's official. 18 year old former Nottingham Forrest striker Patrick Bamford has signed with Chelsea FC. This is definitely one for the future and really fits in with the general theme of this January's transfer window. It's fairly unlikely that Bamford will immediately head out on loan as he's likely still going to benefit from some time in the reserves. I'd also guess that he'll be looking forward to training with his new teammates at Cobham.
Bamford joins Kevin de Bruyne, Kenneth Omeruo, and Gary Cahill as Chelsea's January class. While Cahill is likely the only one of the three that will make any sort of immediate impact (if he ever plays), this group is loaded with low risk upper end talent that could eventually look like incredible purchases. Then again, Bamford may be able to step into our first team on Sunday and put in a better performance then what we saw from Fernando Torres today. Welcome to Chelsea Patrick, we'll be following your career closely.