Reigning English Premier League champions Chelsea have completed the signing of highly rated Dutch wonderkid.
The Blues beat off competition from rivals Manchester United and Red Bull Leipzig to the signing of Ajax’s 16-year-old Daishawn Redan.
The teenage striker, who will join Chelsea’s academy at Cobham Training Centre on July 1, has been one of the most prolific in Ajax’s youth set up since he joined as an eight-year-old.
“We have mapped out a path for him and there is depth discussions with him and his management,” Ajax youth coach Said Ouaali said.
“That there is no agreement at the last moment is extremely regrettable, obviously they have put something else on their minds.
“We have made every effort to maintain a great talent as Daishawn for the club but at some point it stops.”
Chelsea are on the lookout for a prolific striker before the summer transfer window closes as manager Antonio Conte looks to bolster his squad ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.