Chelsea have reportedly beaten Tottenham to the signature of Crewe wonderkid George Nunn in a £300,000 deal.
The Sun claim that the 16-year-old striker has rejected a pro deal with Crewe and will join Chelsea in the summer.
Nunn has been the subject of a protracted chase from both Chelsea and Tottenham, with the latter following him closely for the past 12 months.
The Sun claims sources have told them that Nunn has agreed terms and a fee of £300,000 has been agreed.
And it begs the questions, why on earth would he pick Chelsea, with their history of youth players, rather than trusting himself to Pochettino.
Either he’s been very badly advised, or he’s just had his head turned at the prospect of signing for Chelsea.
Chelsea have a terrible record with youth players who never seem to get a chance to progress through to the first team.
Only last summer another young hotshot striker was compelled to move from Stamford Bridge after not getting a chance.
Dominic Solanke aimed at parting dig at Chelsea after his move to Liverpool and it’s not the first time young players have been shipped out or ignored at Stamford Bridge.
It’s easy to get carried away with a romantic notion of Pochettino at Tottenham, but the fact is that he’s got a much better record of seeing the talent in a player, not just a price tag.
The Argentinian is building something big at Tottenham and we can’t think of a club that’s better to join at the moment if you’re a young player looking to progress.
And we’re sorry George, but we can’t think of a worse club to join than Chelsea.
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