Who is Tyrique George? The dual national winger who could be Chelsea's next breakout sensation

Published: March 02, 2024
Who is Tyrique George? The dual national winger who could be Chelsea's next breakout sensation

Chelsea's academy has a rich history of producing world-class talents, and the latest name to watch out for is Tyrique George.

The 18-year-old prodigious winger, born on February 4th 2006 to Nigerian Parents in London, has been turning heads with his skill and potential since joining the club at U8 level.

Fast forward to April 2023, and the young winger announced himself on a bigger stage. In an U18 Premier League match against Crystal Palace, George unleashed a thunderous 35-yard strike that left everyone in awe.

The audacious goal, a testament to his technique and long-range shooting ability, was not only a highlight reel moment but also earned him a nomination for Chelsea's Goal of the Month award for April 2023.

George's talent has not gone unnoticed internationally either. He has represented England at the U16, U17, and U18 levels, showcasing his ability on the international stage.

However, due to his family heritage, he also holds Nigerian citizenship, making him eligible to represent the Super Eagles in the future.

This dual eligibility adds another layer of intrigue to his young career, with both England and Nigeria likely keeping a close eye on his development.

While still at the beginning of his professional journey, Tyrique George possesses all the makings of a future star.

His technical ability, coupled with his eye for goal and exciting playing style, has already captured the attention of fans and coaches alike as he has racked up six goals and five assists in nine U18 Premier League games for the Blues already this season.

With Chelsea's proven track record of nurturing young talent, George has the perfect environment to flourish and potentially become the club's next breakout sensation.

Only time will tell which national team he chooses to represent, fans and pundits alike will be eagerly waiting to see what the future holds for this exciting young talent.


Ejim Kaycee

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