Chelsea snap up Dujuan 'Whisper' Richards after beating Newcastle to transfer of 17-year-old Jamaican wonderkid | The Sun
CHELSEA have signed wonderkid Dujuan Richards from Phoenix All Stars.
The Blues have beaten Newcastle to the 17-year-old's signature.
Richards, known as "Whisper", will arrive at Stamford Bridge from Phoenix All Stars, an academy side from Kingston, Jamaica.
The youngster has agreed terms with the Blues and signed on the dotted line, as revealed in pictures posted by Phoenix themselves.
In his last season for the All Stars, Whisper bagged 31 goals and laid on a further 19 assists.
His form attracted plenty of Prem interest, with Newcastle also keen.
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The Toon even took him on a trial basis, and the Chronicle claim that he attended their 1-1 draw with West Ham on February 4.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Blues chief Joe Shields played an integral part in sealing the deal.
Despite his youth, Whisper has been called up to the senior Jamaica squad for matches this month.
The Reggae Boyz take on Trinidad & Tobago next week, and Mexico on March 26.
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Richards is the latest starlet to be recruited by the Blues since Todd Boehly's arrival at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have spent around £540million on transfers this season, including more than £300m in January alone.
As well as stars for the first team, the West Londoners have also looked to recruit fresh talent for the future too.
These include players like David Datro Fofana, Andrey Santos and Gabriel Slonina.
But also players immediately for the academy team, like Jimmy-Jay Morgan, Zak Sturge and Omari Hutchinson.
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