Chelsea U21 goalkeeper Mitchell Beeney, who for much of the season has served as a third/fourth goalkeeper for the first-team as a ripple effect from Thibaut Courtois's major injury, has joined League Two side Newport County on a one-month loan. Beeney, 20, was the first-choice U21 goalkeeper last season and has won the FA Youth Cup twice as well since joining as a 12-year-old. His father, Mark Beeney, is a goalkeeping coach in the academy.
Mitch already made his debut and even kept a clean sheet!
So happy to make my football league debut and keep a clean sheet for @NewportCounty ⚽️
— mitchell beeney (@mitch_beeney1) January 16, 2016
After just 18 months in the academy, young Polish attacking midfielder Adamczyk has decided to move on, singing permanently with Polish first division side KS Cracovia.
Adamczyk signed in June 2014, then got his pro deal last year when he turned 17, but for whatever reason, things didn't quite work out for him. Best of luck to him back in Poland.
JUAN FAMILIA CASTILLO:
Whoever this kid is, apparently we've secured his signature. So claims the Daily Mail, in any case.
Chelsea have beaten Manchester United to highly-rated Ajax prospect Juan Familia Castillo. The talented midfielder had been expected to join United after promising talks in November and December. He turned 16 last week and was due to sign at Old Trafford. However, Chelsea made a late push for the Holland U16 captain and are understood to have offered greater incentives to Ajax.
A name to watch for in the future then, I suppose.