Chelsea set to sign 15 year old wonderkid dubbed the 'Next Maradona' - report

Kendry Paez
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Chelsea's relentless spending under new owner Todd Boehly looks set to continue, with the Blues reportedly seeing a bid for a 15-year-old wonderkid accepted by his Colombian club. 

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reports that the Blues will sign Kendry Paez when the player turns 18 in 2025, after a £17.6 million was green-lit by top-flight club Independiente this week. 

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.