Chelsea ‘quest for 15-year-old Monaco sensation Malamine Efekele’ – dubbed the new Kylian Mbappe – as Blues pursue their youth revolution
- Chelsea reportedly follows Monaco teen Malamine Efekele
- The 15-year-old winger is called the new Kylian Mbappe
- The youngster was previously coached by the PSG star’s father
Monaco teen Malamine Efekele, dubbed the next ‘Kylian Mbappe’, is reported to be followed by Chelsea.
PSG star Mbappé started his career with the French club and 15-year-old winger Efekele is seen as the next big talent to emerge from the Ligue 1 academy.
And according to L’Equipe, Chelsea has been following the youngster’s development and is moving house.
Chelsea is reportedly moving to 15-year-old Monaco sensation Malamine Efekele
Efekele has been compared to the former product of the Monaco academy and PSG star Kylian Mbappe
Efekele, who turns 16 on July 19, can play left or right and is described as ‘lively’ and ‘promising’.
There are more connections with Mbappé as the youngster was coached by the superstar’s father while training with AS Bondy.
The report claims that Chelsea’s move has accelerated through Brexit and could continue this summer.
The youngster was also coached by Mbappé’s father while training at AS Bondy
It will be more difficult for clubs to sign foreign minors after January 1, 2021 due to new regulations.
Frank Lampard is committed to giving youth players a chance since taking over as manager at the start of the season. Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Billy Gilmour have all had the opportunity to impress in the first team.
Efekele wouldn’t be the first promising youngster to leave Monaco after losing Hannibal Mejbri to Manchester United last summer.
United paid £ 9 million for Mejbri and Monaco could claim a similar fee for Efekele.
The Blues signed Timo Werner for £ 53m last month and he will be in touch with £ 37m recruit Hakim Ziyech next season.
Frank Lampard is committed to giving his younger players a chance in the first team