Chelsea Steps Up Move To Sign Super Eagles Prospect Lesley Ugochukwu

English Premier club Chelsea FC has improved on move to sign Super Eagles prospect Lesley Ugochukwu reports.

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Chelsea close in on midfielder Lesley Ugochukwu
Lesley Ugochukwu in action for Stade Rennes

Chelsea is in the football market in search of credible midfielders to replace the already exited N’golo Kante and Reuben Loftu-Cheek. And sources have confirmed they’re interested in Lesley Ugochukwu.

And according to sources, the former UEFA Champions League winners have advanced talks with representatives of the 19-year-old. So, it seems a deal could be struck in the coming weeks, as it appears both parties works on synergy.

However, for Chelsea to secure the services of the French-Nigerian, they’d cough out his release fee of €9,000,000.

Chelsea deepens move, ready to sign €9M Lesley Ugochukwu

Last season, Lesley featured in over thirty matches for Stade Rennes across all competitions. But failed to register a goal, and that, according to analysts is because of his role in the midfield.

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A move to Chelsea will be in the right direction for the youngster, who will experience developing challenges.

Lesley Ugochukwu was born in France, to Nigeria parents. And he is a nephew of former Rennes and Super Eagles centre-back Onyekachi Apam. And despite growing up in France, Ugochukwu is eligible to represent Nigeria at international level.

Few seasons ago, it was speculated that the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, is in talks with Ugochukwu over a possible switch to the Green and White colours. And around that period, the kid and Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, had swapped jerseys after a UEFA Europa Conference League fixture in France. Hence further fuelling the speculations of a possible switch to Nigeria.

But until this moment, Lesley Ugochukwu has only represented the French national teams of U-17 and U-19.

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