Chelsea offer new deal to talented Nigerian teenager ahead of next season 
Published: November 25, 2022
Chelsea offer new deal to talented Nigerian teenager ahead of next season 

English Premier League club Chelsea have made a decision on the future of talented teenager of Nigerian descent Saheed Olagunju ahead of the 2023-2024 season. understands that Olagunju has been offered a fresh two-year deal by the Blues and he will be part of the new intake of academy scholars for the Professional Development Phase for next season. 


A defender by trade, he has already made his competitive debut for Chelsea U18s while still a schoolboy, starting in a 2-1 win over West Brom in an U18 Premier League fixture last month. 


He was in the Chelsea U16 squad that featured in the Premier League U16 Tournament in October. 


Saheed comes from a footballing family and he is the younger brother of Huddersfield Town academy product Mustapha Olagunju who made his professional debut for the Terriers as a teenager. 


Nigeria-eligible duo Somto Boniface and Chinonso Chibueze will enter the second year of their scholarship with Chelsea in July 2023.


All U17 players are required to sign scholarship forms with their respective clubs before signing their first professional contracts on or after their seventeenth birthday.


Ifeanyi Emmanuel 


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