Chelsea close in on Spanish ‘wonderkid’

Chelsea are aiming to make Valencia’s Carlos Badal the latest wonderkid to join their ranks, according to The Metro.

The Blues club scouts have been sent to monitor the progress of the young centre-back after Badal impressed Chelsea when playing in a recent youth tournament.

The 15-year-old has already represented the Spanish national side, albeit at under-16s level, and is highly regarded in his home country as a serious prospect for the future.

Chelsea have made recruiting promising young players a key part of their business model, and Valencia’s Carlos Badal would to fit perfectly into that policy.

The club’s well known preference for signing players with a high potential sell-on value has already paid dividends, with the club most recently turning a profit on the sale of World Cup winner Andre Schurrle to Wolfsburg for £24m.

However, not all the Chelsea stars are sold on, with Kurt Zouma proving this season that it’s possible to break into Jose Mourinho’s first team.

 


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