Chelsea agree deal for starlet Bryan Fiabema as Blues seal first transfer since ban
Jan. 12, 2020
Chelsea are on the brink of announcing the singing of Norwegian starlet Bryan Fiabema.
The Blues have moved to bolster their ranks after having their transfer ban reduced, allowing them to register new players this month.
Norwegian outlet VG has claimed that the 16-year-old forward had a trial with the Premier League giants at the end of last year and impressed enough to earn a permanent move.
Fiabema, who will join the academy rather than the first-team squad, has signed a three-year deal and was invited to watch Saturday’s Premier League 3-0 victory over Burnley in a box at Stamford Bridge.
It is understood he was then invited down to the dressing room to meet the squad and also got to meet manager Frank Lampard.
Jorginho's coolly side-footed penalty settled obvious nerves for a Chelsea side who were searching to hit back after successive home league losses, to Bournemouth and Southampton .
Abraham then nodded home James' superlative cross, with the ex-Wigan loan man racing down the right and whipping in an inch-perfect ball at full tilt.
Callum Hudson-Odoi completed a comfortable Chelsea win by sliding home the third, for his maiden Premier League goal.
Abraham's 13th league goal of the term had Lampard again singing the praises of the 22-year-old number nine, with the England hitman turning in another impressive performance.
"Tammy is really relishing the number nine shirt, but on top of that I hope he's a little upset after that because he should have had two or three goals," said Lampard.
"I know he'll be feeling like that, but at the same time he did get his goal. He keeps getting in there, with his energy and personality on the pitch. He was that all-round striker.
"And the next stage is can you be more clinical, but I'm delighted with Tammy."
N'Golo Kante was ruled out on Saturday morning due to a tight hamstring, leaving Lampard hoping the World Cup-winning Frenchman will not be sidelined for long.
"N'Golo got through training on Friday, so it was something that came up last night and we made a decision this morning," said Lampard.
"So it was more of an awareness in the hamstring as opposed to a moment where he had to pull up. So that makes you hope it's a small thing, but we'll have to see how it goes."