Chelsea Transfer News: According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea has successfully signed Travis Akomeah, who was previously a player of Watford. Chelsea has beaten the likes of Arsenal, Brighton & Hove Albion, Liverpool, and Norwich City to the signing of the promising 16-year-old. He has already practiced with his new teammates.
Akomeah is a defender by profession. He is one of the most promising young players to have emerged from the Watford academy in recent years.
At the age of 16, he was already playing for the club’s Under-18 squad. He had even represented England at the age of 16 in an international competition.
Travis Akomeah is now prepared to take a leap in his career
Chelsea Transfer News: However, it seems that the adolescent star is now prepared to take the next step in his career by joining the Chelsea academy.
Travis Akomeah Signed By The BluesHowever, despite the Blues’ terrible reputation for their infamous loan policy, Cobham has emerged as a desirable location for emerging prospects in recent years. Particularly with the recent breakout of players like Mason Mount, Reece James, and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Chelsea’s youth levels should be strengthened even more as a result of the arrival of Akomeah.
An agreement with James Hill, another defensive prospect, has been connected with a transfer to the west Londoners before. However, the former Fleetwood Town youth has since signed a permanent contract with AFC Bournemouth.
Fabrizio Romano tweeted, “Waiting for first-team fullback to arrive soon… Chelsea sign talented 16-year-old centre back Travis Akomeah from Watford. Agreement reached and paperworks now signed. #CFC@TheSecretScout_ Liverpool and Bournemouth were pushing too but Akomeah’s joining Chelsea.”
Akomeah now has the responsibility of showcasing his abilities at Cobham and ultimately working his way up the junior divisions. Even though he has yet to see professional football, the 16-year-old has plenty of time on his hands and plenty of space to enhance his abilities as a Premier League defender.
Chelsea Transfer News: Chelsea and Liverpool, both were interested in signing him
Liverpool and Chelsea were among the top teams interested in signing the Watford prodigy. He was also a target for the Reds.
The Reds look to be prepared for life without fourth-choice centre-back Nathaniel Phillips. He has been linked with a transfer to Watford, according to reports in the British press.
The signing of Akomeah by Chelsea comes only a few days before Chelsea’s Under-18 squad is slated to face the Watford Under-18 team, which is a curious juxtaposition of timing. It remains to be seen whether or not the centre-back will be called upon to play in this thrilling FA Youth Cup match on Friday afternoon.