Chelsea are delighted after defender deal officially confirmed!

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Defender Josh-Kofi Acheampong has signed his first professional contract with CHELSEA

We are one of the biggest spenders in most transfer windows and are constantly scouring the globe to sign the best young players in the game – but they have saved themselves some money with their latest deal

That is because Acheampong has signed his first professional contract with the club, having been at the club since he was 8 years old.

The club posted on the club website: ‘A versatile defender, he has been a regular for our Under-18s this season and has featured for the Under-21s.

‘We are thrilled that Josh has committed his future to the club,’ said Head of youth development and recruitment, Jim Fraser. ‘He has taken another step forward in his development this season, something reflected in his performances for club and country.’

‘Acheampong, who turned 17 in May, was part of the England Under-17 squad that competed at the European Championships in the summer, and at the World Cup in November.

‘Congratulations, Josh-Kofi!’

IcChelseanews View…

Josh has progressed through the ranks at Stamford Bridge ever since he was in the under eights, so this is great news for the lad that he has signed his first big contract.

We are not sure that he is quite ready to make any sort of impact on that first team – but he is certainly a player that we can send out on loan in hope that he can gain some much needed experience.

Great news for the lad that is for sure.