Norwegian professional football club, Tromso have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Chelsea, for the transfer of Bryan Fiabema. The striker, who is eligible to represent both Nigeria and Norway, makes the move following a successful trial with the Blues in December. Fiabema has revealed that he is looking forward to linking up with his new teammates, as he begins life at the Chelsea Academy.
“First and foremost I will play for the Chelsea U18 team. In addition, I will train a lot with the U23 team. I will, however, bring my experiences from TIL through having good routines in everyday life and exercising well. Should focus on what I can do about it and then I think I can do most things,” Fiabema told Tromso’s official website.
He signed a three-and-a-half-year contract on Friday morning at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground.
Fiabsema was in the stands, as Frank Lampard’s men thrashed Burnley 3-0 on Saturday, before being invited down to the dressing room to meet the squad. Lampard has infused academy graduates to the line up at the senior level this season after replacing Italian tactician Maurizzio Sarri.
Lampard is a keen admirer of young talents. The Englishman broke through the ranks at West Ham before joining Chelsea as a youngster. Fiabsema is in good hands as he aims to ultimately make the big break at Stamford Bridge.
Ian Maatsen, Billy Gilmour, Faustino Anjorin and Tariq Lapmtey have all made debuts for the blues this season under lampard, joining succesful loan returnees Recce James, Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount in the first team.
Tammy Abraham has been a shining light to academy graduares as he spearheads the bules attack this camapign despite accomplished forwards, Oliver Giroud and Mitch Batshuayii in the roll. Fiabsema will be hoping to follow suit.