Midfielder admits delight after officially signing up with the Chelsea!
Chelsea have signed 14-year-old Leo Castledine from AFC Wimbledon, after beating off the likes of Tottenham and Manchester United.
We now have one of the best academies in the game and under Frank Lampard, some of the best talents are heading to Stamford Bridge believing that they will be given a real chance in the Blues first team in the coming seasons.
And Castledine has turned down a number of top clubs to make the move to the club, the midfielder is the son of former Homes Under the Hammer host Lucy Alexander and ex-Wimbledon star Stewart, and has impressed the Club over the past few weeks.
He wrote on Instagram: “Very excited to say that I have signed for @chelseafc today. My time at @afc_wimbledon was amazing and I can’t thank them enough, however, it’s time for a new chapter. cfc chelseafc.”
current England Under-15 international, Leo became the youngest-ever AFC Wimbledon academy player to feature for our Under-18s, making his debut last summer, Wimbledon academy Manager Michael Hamilton said on the clubs website: “Naturally, we are very disappointed to lose Leo, but we wish him every success in the future and will be monitoring his progress.
“Leo’s development is down to not only his hard work and application, but also to all the staff here behind the scenes, so I’d like to acknowledge James, Rob and anyone else who has played a part in this young man’s journey.”