Allnigeriasoccer.com can exclusively announce that Nigeria U17 invitee Adrian Akande has parted company with English Premier League giants Chelsea.
The leadership of Frank Lampard’s side is opted not to offer a scholarship to the highly-rated African winger because he made it clear from the word go that he wasn’t interested in continuing his stay at Stamford Bridge.
A member of the Golden Eaglets line-up to the 2019 season U17 Africa Cup of Nations, Adrian Akande joined the West London club from another London club, Crystal Palace at the age of twelve.
The 16-year-old winger is definitely not lacking suitors as he has trained with West Ham United F.C., Glasgow Rangers and German Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
in recent weeks.
Nigeria U17 winger contributed to 52 goals (30 goals, 22 assists) in 42 matches for Chelsea’s youth teams last campaign before linking up with the Nigeria squad in March.
Adrian Akande made his debut in the Premier League 2 versus Newcastle United in August 2019 at the age of 15.
Described as two-footed, very quick and active on the ball, he has been massively likened to Catalan giants winger Ousmane Dembélé.