More details are emerging about Chelsea’s new 16-year-old signing, Bryan Fiabema striker from Norway, as the youngster from Norwegian Eliteserien club, FK Tromso is said to be a Nigerian-born striker, who belongs to the same management stable that also owns two other products of the London-based English Premier League club, Faustino Anjorin and Ike Ugbo, megasportsarena.com gathered.
While Anjorin continues growing in the ranks at Stamford Bridge, Ugbo is making waves on loan at Roda JC Kerkrade of Holland, where he scored last weekend in the Dutch lower division, but the new arrival will aim to outdo all other Nigerian-born players before him at The Blues.
This comes after reports emerged that Chelsea have made Fiabema their first signing since a transfer ban from FIFA was reduced and they opted for the youth player, who has made only one senior appearance for Tromso.
However, the lad from Tromø is said to have proven himself a trial at Stamford Bridge at the end of last year to earn a three-and-a-half year contract and watched the 3-0 home win over Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.
A report by British tabloid, Mirror further disclosed that the 16-year-old, who has scored eight goals for Norway at youth level, will join the Blues for a price of around £1m plus a share of any future transfer fees.
The deal would continue the investment in youth shown by Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, who put an arm around Fiabema in the dressing room after seeing his side beat the Clarets and is keen to capitalise on the club’s transfer embargo being halved.
Lampard is also being strongly linked with 18-year-old Lillestrom left-back, Josef Baccay, who is managed by the same agency that handles matters for Fiabema as well as current Chelsea youth team players Ugbo, Anjorin, Armando Broja and Levi Colwill.
Fiabema, who started his career at Krokelvdalen and was on the books of the club until the age of twelve when he switched to the Tromso Academy, made his professional debut for the team from Tromø in July 2019, during a league game against Haugesund.
He will now be eager to excite Lampard, who has made no secret of his willingness to enlist new recruits in the January transfer window, having led one of the youngest squads in the Premier League to fourth in the table in his first season in charge.
The Blues fielded their youngest ever starting line-up in the Premier League in the 2-2 draw at home to fellow high-fliers Sheffield United on August 31, when a team with an average age of 24 years and 158 days, with then 21-year-old Tammy Abraham scoring both of their goals.
Abraham has 15 goals in the top flight this season and has shone alongside the likes of 21-year-old midfielders Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic, which makes Fiabema eager to also hit the ground in order to make a huge impact in the senior team later on.
In reaction to his signing, Fiabema, whose trial at Stamford Bridge ended in December, said he is looking forward to linking up with his new teammates and believes he will surely enjoy life at The Blues, starting with a spell in the Chelsea Academy.
Fiabema said: “First and foremost I will play for the Chelsea U18 team. In addition, I will train a lot with the U23 team. I will however bring my experiences from TIL through having good routines in everyday life and exercising well. Should focus on what I can do about it and then I think I can do most things.”