Chelsea Complete Signing of 16-Year-Old Striker Thierno Ballo on Scholarship Deal
Chelsea have completed the signing of highly-rated 16-year-old striker Thierno Ballo, Metro have reported.
The Belgian youngster, considered one of the hottest prospects in Europe, has agreed a scholarship deal with the Premier League club.
Ballo joined Viktoria Koln from Bayer Leverkusen in 2016 and scored seven goals in 25 league appearances for the club’s U17 side.
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The teenager has already featured for Chelsea at youth level, and found the net five times in a game against West Ham last season.
Following his 16th birthday on January 2nd, Ballo has now signed a contract with the Blues.
The Guinean-born forward began his career with local side SC Chemie Linz having been spotted playing on the streets of Linz.