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Leicester City beat Chelsea on signing of newly promoted EFL starlet


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Leicester City finalized the signing of Brad Young from Hartlepool United, the club confirmed.

The young goalkeeper has joined the Premier League giants for an undisclosed fee after a successful trial run at King Power Stadium.

The 19-year-old will join the Foxes’ development squad ahead of the new season as he seeks to establish himself at the top of the English game.

Despite Young’s undoubted potential, the goalkeeper failed to make a senior appearance for Hartlepool United as they secured a promotion from the National League, but he was granted a loan with Blyth Spartans, the team. north of the National League.

Reports from The Sun suggested earlier this year Chelsea had made a deal to sign the talented stopper but it was the Foxes who managed to secure a deal, much to the delight of club manager Dave Challinor who believes it is an opportunity that will benefit all parties .

Speaking to the club’s official website, Challinor said, “Everyone at the club wishes Brad the best with his move. As a young player with a lot of potential, even though Brad was on a long-term contract with the club, this opportunity is suitable for everyone at the moment and gives him personally a great chance to realize that potential at a Premier League club. .

“It has been well documented that he has been on trial at several clubs with a host of other clubs showing interest as well, but Leicester are the one who made a deal that suited the club. Once it happened, this was where Brad wanted to be. It’s been a tough few years for him in terms of games as the loans he had no doubt benefited him and brought him closer to our first team, but COVID, unfortunately, put a damper on that.

“What this does mean though is that he spent more time working with Ross, who has been brilliant with him, spent time with England and spent time in different environments in other These experiences will undoubtedly be very useful for him to move forward. We will all keep an eye on his progress and hope that he thrives in his new environment.

The verdict

What a great opportunity for Brad Young.

The goalkeeper had a real impact during his time with Hartlepool United’s youth team and so the chance to make it to the Premier League is one that could not be denied.

The challenge for the 19-year-old now will be making a name for himself on the Foxes development team.

If he can do that, he could have a really exciting career ahead of him which is surely the wish of everyone associated with Hartlepool United.