Dujuan Richards set for Chelsea move

Reggae Boyz starlet signs pre-contract agreement with EPL giant

Dujuan Richards signs his pre-contract agreement to join Chelsea FC alongside his mother and Craig Butler

Weeks after a tryout for Newcastle United, teenage Jamaican football phenom, Dujuan “Whisper” Richards, signs a deal to join fellow English Premier League club Chelsea.

The 17-year-old Richards, who starred for Kingston College during the 2022 schoolboy football season, signed a pre-contract agreement to join the London-based club. Richards joins Chelsea from Phoenix Football Academy, which is the brainchild of Craig Butler, the adoptive father and manager of Aston Villa star, Leon Bailey.

Richards quickly rose up the ranks thanks to his impressive showings for Kingston College and Phoenix, leading to interest from Newcastle, who brought him in for a two-week trial to try and impress their academy coaches.

Newcastle maintained an interest in Richards after the tryout. However, reports of Chelsea’s interest soon surfaced, with “Whisper” due to arrive at Stamford Bridge following his 18th birthday.

Meanwhile, Richards looks set to make his debut with the senior Reggae Boyz this month as they take on Trinidad and Tobago in a pair of friendlies on Mar. 11 and Mar. 14.


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