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Latest Chelsea youth sensation Faustino Anjorin signs first professional contract

Congrats, Tino Anjorin!

Chelsea v Arsenal - FA Youth Cup Final: Second Leg
Anjorin celebrates scoring in the 2018 FA Youth Cup final against Arsenal
Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

The production line of talent out of the Chelsea Academy is seemingly never-ending, and the latest name we all need to learn and pay attention to — and worry about getting into the first-team — is Faustino Anjorin, who signed his first professional (presumably the maximum allowed three-year) contract yesterday. Anjorin turned 17 last week, so he’s right on schedule.

Anjorin has come on in leaps and bounds over the past year, and has been turning heads with impressive performance after impressive performance so far this season.

A box-to-box midfielder of not insignificant size or strength, and even more significant skill on the ball, Tino played a key part in last year’s FA Youth Cup-winning team, and has recently made the step up to U23 level without as much as a second thought, scoring on both his PL2 and Checkatrade Trophy debuts.

His goalscoring record has in fact been rather remarkable, and that’s not necessarily even the best part of his game.

Anjorin, of Nigerian descent but born in and having represented England in youth internationals, has been with Chelsea since the U7 level, and now joins an ever-growing line of homegrown talents ready to be unleashed on the upper echelons of the English professional leagues (but not necessarily at Chelsea, as the harsh reality goes).

He already plays like a man 10 years his senior; this probably isn’t the last time we’ll ever of him!

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