As first reported last month, Chelsea’s first signing since the lifting of the transfer ban is Norwegian teenager Bryan Fiabema, from recently relegated Tromsø IL. It’s an ironic acquisition considering that it was underage (i.e. under-18) foreign transfers that got us into trouble with FIFA in the first place.
But Fiabema, 16, looks to have been done completely above the board. And while neither club have announced the transfer officially, we’ve got pictures of Fiabema holding up the Chelsea shirt from this weekend, when he not only visited the Bridge to watch us beat Burnley 3-0, but he also reportedly signed a 3.5-year contract, which will turn into a professional deal automatically on his 17th birthday on February 16.
The previously reported transfer fee for the kid is around €600,000.
As confirmed by @arilasos, Bryan Fiabema has signed a three and a half year deal with Chelsea, and it's now just a case of when the club chooses to announce it. The Norwegian forward will initially join up with the #CFCU18 squad. pic.twitter.com/XgiY6mlbbu— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) January 12, 2020
Fiabema is expected to join the U18s at first, where he will start his journey in the Chelsea Way. The youngster is said to be a very exciting and highly promising player — obviously must be if Chelsea signed him — with an eye for a goal and good character in the dressing room as well.