According to Football.London, Chelsea have reportedly completed the signing of Dujuan Richards from Phoenix FC. It is understood that the 17-year-old has signed a pre-contract agreement with the Blues and will join them at the end of this season.
Who Is Dujuan Richards?
The young talent from Port Royal in southeastern Jamaica, who has an English grandmother, is one the brightest young prospects in Europe. He has impressed in the Pheonix All-Star academy in Jamaica after scoring 31 goals and registering 19 assists for Phoenix last season.
The youngster has also recently got a call-up to the Jamaica senior team for friendly games against Trinidad and Tobago this month. The player had a two-week trial at Newcastle United in February and had also been linked with a move to Villa. The trial with the Magpies has given him a glimpse of life in English football, having played against Aston Villa, Sheffield United and Crystal Palace in academy games during his stay.
What Will His Arrival Bring To Chelsea?
Richards’ playstyle is characterized by his speed, agility, and technical abilities on the ball. The youngster is proficient at generating space for himself to get a few shots in at goal. He is a technically gifted footballer who can strike the ball with venom from long range. He is known for his quick feet and his ability to beat defenders with ease. His dribbling skills are top-notch, and he is always looking for opportunities to take on defenders and create scoring chances for his team.
Richards is also an excellent passer of the ball and has great vision on the field. He is able to find his teammates with pinpoint accuracy and can set up scoring chances from almost anywhere on the field.
At 17, the sky is the limit for Richards. Hence, Chelsea will do well to tap into his potential and develop his skills even further at Stamford Bridge. He could certainly add more firepower to Chelsea‘s attacking department in the foreseeable future and also bring more competition to the match-day squad.
With all things considered, Richards is no doubt a prospect to watch out for in the future, and the Blues have done well to sign a pre-contract agreement with the Jamaican sensation.