The Blues are expected to lose two of their young defenders to teams on the south coast of England
Southampton have agreed a £ 1.5m deal to strip one of Chelsea’s top young defenders. Purpose can confirm after accepting their three-year contract offer to Dynel Simeu.
The Blues have added a significant sale money to the deal with the Saints and the transfer will be finalized in the coming days.
Simeu has chosen to sign a new contract with Chelsea after being offered a quick way to the senior setup of St Mary.
Who else leaves?
With Purpose after already announcing that Lewis Bate will join Leeds United, the Blues will lose more players from their youth team.
Chelsea’s Academy Player of the Year Tino Livramento is closes after a move to Brighton which can be completed in the coming days. Brighton are expected to make such a comeback the Saints and Aston Villa, who both made late attempts to get the fullback.
Myles Peart-Harris also turned down a contract with Chelsea with Brentford signing a deal.
What is the matter with Simeu about?
The English u.19 player has made his presence in Chelsea’s various age groups over the past few years, and he secured a place on the bench against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last year.
It was in the same 2019-20 season that Simeu was a key player when Chelsea won the Premier League 2 title.
The center-back is a strong leader, with Chelsea’s development team for much of last season and England at various youth levels. He is also tall, fast and good on the ball.
The teenage star, who was born in Cameroon, has so far opted for England, but he could still make the switch to the African nation in the future.
Having only signed for Chelsea at the age of 13, Simeu is a late bloomer compared to most players in Cobham’s training facility.
‘I came from a Sunday League team in Southampton and with my background I did not know so many footballers and did not even know how Chelsea Academy works. earlier this year.
‘I admired Portsmouth and Southampton, because that’s all I knew; I always dreamed of becoming a footballer, but my family and I never thought it was realistic, and when I got the chance, everything happened fast and it’s amazing. ‘