CHELSEA face a battle to hold on to rising star Ike Ugbo after rejecting a £3million provide for his or her rising striker.
Ugbo, 22, is impressing on mortgage in Belgium at Cercle Bruge the place he has hit the headlines by scoring 10 targets in 15 video games.
Ike Ugbo has been impressing on mortgage at Cercle BruggeCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
It has triggered a bid from Russian top-flight membership FC Rostov – which has already been turned down by the Blues.
However Londoner Ugbo’s development on mortgage is inflicting rival golf equipment to take discover of the Chelsea academy child, who has been with them since Below-10 stage.
Ugbo gained the FA Youth Cup below then Chelsea U-18 coach Jody Morris, who’s now assistant to first crew head coach Frank Lampard.
He has additionally represented England at youth stage and is below contract at Chelsea till 2022 after extending his contract final season.
Ike Ugbo is below contract with Chelsea till 2022Credit score: Getty – Contributor
Ugbo has additionally been on mortgage at Barnsley, Scunthorpe and in Holland with FC Roda and is a highly-rated product of Chelsea’s youth academy.
He’s wanting to comply with within the footsteps of fellow academy graduates Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Reece James by breaking into the primary crew at Stamford Bridge.
Talking earlier this month, Ugbo stated: “I’m a real Londoner and, in my eyes, Chelsea will all the time be the most important membership within the capital.
“Chelsea could be the final word dream. As a child, I admired Didier Drogba and John Terry.
“It’s as much as me to show that I’m prepared for an eventual return.”
Plenty of kids have discovered success in recent times after quitting Chelsea on a everlasting foundation in quest of first-team motion.
On the continent, Jeremie Boga has established himself in Serie A with Sassuolo, scoring 11 league targets final time period.
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