Chelsea swoop for starlet
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chelsea have swooped to sign Bristol Rovers' talented 15-year-old Scott Sinclair.Chelsea have swooped to sign Bristol Rovers' talented 15-year-old Scott Sinclair.
The promising striker is so advanced for his years that he has already played senior football - having made his debut last season in a 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient.
Sinclair will now join the Premiership champions' academy, in a move Sinclair admits was impossible to turn down.
Rovers have given the talented hit-man their blessing, with Sinclair aware that he has been handed an excellent opportunity with the West London giants.
"I am thrilled to be signing for Chelsea,'' Sinclair told the Stellargroup.co.uk.
''They are one of the biggest clubs in the world and to be able to learn from the players they have there will be fantastic.
"I had offers from several big clubs but the Academy setup at the club and their new training ground is incredible and I didn't need much persuading to sign.
"I would also like to thank Bristol Rovers, who have been so good towards me. They understood this was an opportunity I couldn't turn down and didn't try to stand in my way.
''I will always follow the team's fortunes and wish them every success."