Swansea City Beat Man Utd, West Ham, Rangers To Sign Ex-Chelsea Wonderkid Likened To Hazard
Published: May 15, 2020
 Swansea City Beat Man Utd, West Ham, Rangers To Sign Ex-Chelsea Wonderkid Likened To Hazard
Allnigeriasoccer.com can exclusively report that Championship club Swansea City are on the brink of announcing the capture of former Nigeria U17 invitee Adrian Akande.
 
The Chelsea Academy product has signed a scholarship deal with The Swans with effect from July 1, 2020 but as from October 22 when he turns 17, the agreement will be converted to a professional contract that will see him remain at the club until the end of the 2022-2023 season.

Described as a crossbreed of Eden Hazard and Ousmane Dembélé, he played for the youth teams of Crystal Palace before he was snapped up by Chelsea.

Swansea City have pulled off a transfer coup to land Akande as the winger was linked with a plethora of clubs in England and abroad after he made it clear he was not going to sign a scholarship with Chelsea.

Prior to agreeing terms with Swansea City, the 16-year-old trained with Manchester United, West Ham United, Glasgow Rangers and Bundesliga club Hoffenheim but he felt they were not the right clubs for him as he is aiming to make his professional debut within two years.

Akande was a member of the Golden Eaglets squad to the 2019 U17 Africa Cup of Nations and was named to the country's provisional roster for the World Cup in Brazil but couldn't join the training camp due to other commitments.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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