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Report: Andreas Christensen to join Chelsea FC this summer

There's an interesting little tidbit buried at the bottom of a Guardian article this morning. According to the Guardian, Chelsea have agree'd to a deal with Brøndby for Danish U17 star Andreas Christensen. We were reportedly close to signing him a few months ago, and if the quote form the player in question is to be believed we have completed his signing over the weekend:

I have chosen Chelsea because they play the kind of football I like. They have the best plan for my future in football.

With all the criticism that the academy has been receiving on the failure to produce top flight players in recent years it is good to see us being viewed in such high regard by Europe's top youngsters. Christensen will join what is rapidly becoming the most highly touted U18 squad in Europe over the summer, and while we won't be seeing him in the Chelsea first team at any point soon, we'll certainly benefit from the additional depth. We do seem to have a glut of young talent now in the center of the defense, but that seems to be a very nice problem to have indeed. All in all, it's another good day for the Chelsea youth system.

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