Bryan Fiabema: Norway youngster completes Chelsea move

Bryan Fiabema: Norway youngster completes Chelsea move

- Bryan Fiabema had trials at Chelsea in 2019 prior to his move to the Blues

- However, he will first link up with Chelsea's academy team before making a maiden bow with the first team

- Tromso, his former club, are understood to have received a compensation fee of £860,000 for the Norwegian

Chelsea have completed their first January signing after wrapping up a deal for Norwegian wonderkid Bryan Fiabema.

The teenager is understood to have had met with his new teammates at Stamford Bridge after Saturday’s win over Burnley.

However, rather than joining the first-team squad, the promising youngster will instead link up with Chelsea's academy team as he continues his development.

According to Metro UK citing Norwegian outlet VG, the 16-year-old penned a three-and-a-half-year contract on Friday morning, January 10, at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground.

He was later invited to watch the Blues' 3-0 victory over Burnley in a box before being invited to the dressing room to meet the squad.

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Callum Hudson-Odoi is among the senior squad players Fabiema was pictured with and club boss, Frank Lampard.

Meanwhile, his contract will turn professional when he turns 17 and Chelsea are understood to have paid a small compensation fee of around £860,000 to Tromso for his services.

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However, Premier League fans will have to wait a little longer before seeing Fabiema in action, with the youngster set to play for the Under-18 and Under-23 teams, as well as in the UEFA Youth League.

The Norwegian plays predominantly as a striker and has previously made appearances for the country's Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 sides.

Earlier, reported that Swedish hitman Zlatan Ibrahimovic proved once again that he is worth all the hype as he scored a goal in his second game since his return to Milan.

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The Rossoneri recorded a fairly comfortable 2-0 win against Cagliari, with Zlatan helping his side secure his side’s first win in four games.

Ibrahimovic has now scored a professional goal in 4 different decades (from 1990s to 2020s).

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