Burnley signs 18 year old Nigerian defender

Burnley signs 18 year old Nigerian defender

English Premier League side, Burnley have beat three English clubs on signing Nigerian center-back Udoka Chima on a two-year deal.

The 18-year-old defender who joins from a grassroots club in London is among the eleven teenagers recruited to join the Claret youth team for the upcoming season.

The Premier League side Burnley have confirmed on their official website after snapping the youngers ahead of several clubs, including Coventry City, Norwich City and Luton Town for his signature.

Academy Manager Jonathan Pepper said: “We are really looking forward to the new intake of scholars coming in next season.

“We have a large number of exciting attacking players to add to our existing group, as well as a whole new defensive line and goalkeeper to bolster the squad.

“There will be a lot of competition for places for the U18s next season.”

The in the recruitment department has worked tremendously hard to bring in a number of players from outside to add to the players who have progressed through our own Academy.

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