Kelechi Chibueze has been offered a new contract by Chelsea.
Should he accept the offer, the goalkeeper will be one of the new
intake of academy scholars for the 2020-2021 season.
All players in their U17 year are required to start the season on a
scholarship arrangement, before they are permitted to sign a first
professional contract on or after their 17th birthday.
Capped by England at U15 and U16 levels, Chibueze had been the first
choice goalie for Chelsea U16s but there is now a healthy competition
from Golden Eaglets invitee Prince Adegoke.
Adegoke has already signed pre-scholarship forms with The Blues and
will ink a two-year professional contract with the Stamford Bridge
outfit after celebrating his seventeenth birthday.
The 2003-born Chibueze has made Chelsea’s matchday squad for the U18
Premier League twice in 2019, against Norwich City and West Ham but
was an unused substitute on both occasions.
A testament to his potential and leadership qualities is that he
previously captained England U16 national team.