Sportgister.com.ng can exclusively report that talented Golden Eaglets-eligible defender Saheed Olagunju has agreed a scholarship with The Blues ahead of the 2023-2024 campaign.
And he in doing so, he is set to follow in the footsteps of Derrick Abu, Kelechi Chibueze and Prince Adegoke who signed scholarship deals for the 2020-2021 season.
The following season, Louis Flower, Richard Olise and Tudor Mendel-Idowu signed scholarship agreements, while Somto Boniface and Chinonso Chibueze were introduced as new scholars for the 2022-2023 campaign.
Olagunju will be fully promoted to Chelsea’s U18 team next season after agreeing a two-year scholarship.
The promising defender has already experienced U18s football while still a schoolboy, making his competitive debut in the U18 Premier League in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over West Brom back in October.
Saheed comes from a footballing family, he is the younger brother of Huddersfield Town academy product Mustapha Olagunju who made his professional debut for the Terriers as a teenager. credit:Allnigeriasoccer