Sultan of Brunei's nephew Faiq Jefri Bolkiah joins Leicester from Chelsea
By Brian Dodds
Last Updated: 16/03/16 12:04pm
The 17-year-old nephew of one of the richest men in the world has signed for Premier League leaders Leicester City.
Faiq Jefri Bolkiah, a product of Chelsea's youth system, has joined Claudio Ranieri's side in a bid to secure first-team football.
The winger, the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, announced his move to the King Power Stadium on Instagram, revealing he had already met with the club's Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
He said: "Happy to announce I have signed a long-term contract at @lcfc. Would like to thank all my family and close friends for all the support. Was also a pleasure meeting the owner himself. Can't wait to get started."
Bolkiah joined Chelsea's junior ranks in January 2014 after spells with Arsenal and Reading and is reported to have signed a three-year deal with Leicester to join them in the summer.
He has also represented Brunei at U19 and U23 level.
His uncle, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, is the 29th Sultan of Brunei, reportedly worth $20bn.