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Chelsea to sign promising 18-year-old Nigerian striker in April

Chelsea to sign promising 18-year-old Nigerian striker in April

According to reports, Premier League side Chelsea are expected to sign Nigerian youngster Ibrahim Umar Hafiz from Ojodu City Academy in April. 

The highly rated 18-year-old striker is currently on trial with the London side with the expectation of signing permanently for the Blues if he impresses the coaching staff during the trial period.

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Hafiz had opted to go on trial with Chelsea instead of joining Norwegian side Bodø/Glimt, for whom Ojodu City FC had agreed a €500k fee with. 

First pictures of the Nigerian youth striker appeared today, and according to respected Italian football journalist and transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, the 6ft 2in striker is expected to sign a professional contract soon.

“Ibrahim Umar Hafiz, starting his trial period at Chelsea — with club set to make final decision in April.”

Hafiz scored 10 goals in six games at the 2024 Torneo di Viareggio Cup in Italy.

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