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Chelsea lead other top European clubs in race for Barcelona youngster

Chelsea are currently leading a host other top European clubs including Juventus and Real Madrid in the race to sign Barcelona's 18-year...



Chelsea are currently leading a host other top European clubs including Juventus and Real Madrid in the race to sign Barcelona's 18-year-old defender Xavier Mbuyamba, according to his agent Carlos Barros, who told Voetbal International that Chelsea made the best presentation among all the interested clubs.

“Almost all major clubs in Europe have asked about Xavier,” Barros told Voetbal International, cited by Goal.

“Real Madrid are also there, they are serious about their youth system, but that would of course be a sensitive switch. 

“Juventus and Inter are interested, as are top clubs from Germany and England. Chelsea have the best papers. Of course, we discussed this extensively last year.

“Chelsea gave a fantastic presentation. There is a unique football atmosphere there. You immediately sit with the first-team players during lunch and the club has outlined a very ambitious plan for Xavier. 

“They really think that in one to two years, he can be in the first team. Frank Lampard has of course already proven that he is not afraid to play with young players. Being in the starting line-up at Chelsea at the age of twenty would, of course, be great.”

Chelsea were the favourite to sign the youngster last summer but couldn't complete the deal due to the transfer ban imposed on them by FIFA. The Blues will use this opportunity to get their man who feels unsettled in Catalunya.


Written by Vince @blue_footy

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