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Chelsea mean business. At this point, Todd Boehly and The Blues have had an eye on multiple players and have been successful in signing most of them, From signing their most expensive defender in Wesley Fofana in the summer of 2022 to signing Enzo Fernandez in the winter of 2023 for a British record fee, Todd Boehly has been a busy man.
Along with those big money signings, Chelsea have quietly gone and completed signings of some of the most promising youngsters in football. Andrey Santos and Cesare Casadei are some of the names that have made the move to Stamford Bridge. Another latest gem to do the same is Dujuan ‘Whisper’ Richards, who has signed a pre-agreement with the Blues and will join in the summer of 2023.
But not many know about the Jamaican wonderkid. How good is he? Here’s all you need to know about him.
Who is Dujuan Richards?
Richards started his career with Jamaican club Phoenix at the age of 12. Since then he has been banging goals left and right for them over the past five years. After putting up strong performances with the Phoenix Academy, he received an invitation to trial with Newcastle United of the English Premier League in February 2023. Richards was cited as saying he was “expecting” to join the Magpies following a good two-week trial.
Although all those rumors were put to bed once Chelsea officially signed a pre-agreement with the player.
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Richards had attracted attention after leading his side with 31 goals and 19 assists in the previous campaign. After Leon Bailey, an EPL player for Aston Villa, he will become the second Phoenix Academy product to play in the Premier league.
Dujuan Richards’s potential and style of play
Like every footballer who is Whispers’ age, the Jamaican international as well has a lot of potential. This move to Chelsea will only help enhance Ricards the levels in the game. A forward who always like to stay a step ahead on the field, and with that mentality, Chelsea seem like the perfect fit for Dujuan Richards.
Dujuan Richards’s Chelsea transfer
The Phoenix All Stars Academy in Kingston, Jamaica announced on social media on Saturday evening that the teenage striker had agreed pre-contract terms with the Blues after carefully weighing up several options, with images and videos of him signing on the dotted line.
“On behalf of the Phoenix All Stars Football Academy, I am proud to announce the signing of Dujuan “Whisper” Richards to Premier League giants Chelsea FC,” read a statement on Instagram.
“I am elated to be apart of history and to know that this is just the first step for Whisper as he’ll continue to develop and become the superstar he’s destined to be. Whisper I am proud of you. Heart and love every time.”
Richards received an offer from Chelsea, despite the interest from both The Blues and Newcastle, and has reportedly inked a pre-contract agreement with the team from March 2023.