It is that time of the year again at Cobham when some of Chelsea’s promising young talents are having their futures sorted out.
Some will be moving on, whilst others will be offered new deals and onto the scholarship scheme, depending on their ages.
The Blues have confirmed that two promising rising Nigerian players, Richard Olise and Mendel-Idowu, who are no longer eligible for the U16s and have been promoted to the U18s for the 2021-2022 campaign.
Mendel-Idowu is a highly rated left-footed attacking midfielder, as per All Nigeria Soccer, and Chelsea will be pleased to get him contracted to the club for a further year.
Both players have Nigerian descent, although Mendel-Idowu has been capped for England at youth level.