Chelsea sign 11 year old striker Michael Gyasi from Northampton Town

Posted by - October 15, 2010 - Chelsea, League Two, Transfer News and Gossip

Striker probably not set to face Villa tomorrow

Is Michael Gyasi the happiest kid in the land?

Yesterday Chelsea were able to confirm the signing of German born Gyasi for a down-payment of £10,000, and more money will be due if the player turns professional. The signing of an 11 year old from a club at the bottom of League Two truly emphasises the extent of scouting networks at the top level.

Chelsea reportedly became interested in the player after an Under-10s match a year ago, in which Gyasi scored twice.

Ok, I remember being 11 years old, but it was a sort of whirlwind of Maths homework, pogs and tazos, and two bags of crisps at breaktime, all punctured by football on a Saturday. Hey ho, I guess the phrase goes “If you’re good enough, you’re old enough.”

  • Rob Parker

    He still looks older (and taller) than Shaun Wright Phillips though.