Chelsea have completed the signing of highly-rated 16-year-old striker Thierno Ballo, Metro have reported.
The Belgian youngster, considered one of the hottest prospects in Europe, has agreed a scholarship deal with the Premier League club.
Following his 16th birthday on January 2nd, Ballo has now signed a contract with the Blues.
The Guinean-born forward began his career with local side
The club’s youth team coach Peter Huemerlehner claimed that Ballo scored over 200 goals in two years at the club.
He made his debut for
"We narrowed down a few clubs and looked closely at not just the infrastructure but also the training work, so Chelsea made the best impression," said Huemerlehner.
"So far, the press reports and praise have never influenced him. He is very focussed on himself; what is written has not reached him so far."