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Feruz Head's For The Bright Light's Of Chelsea
Published : 12 Sep 2011 10:14:42
Islam Feruz will be moving to Chelsea to further his career Islam Feruz's agent, Rui Alves, has confirmed that the youngster will sign his first professional contract with Chelsea rather than Celtic. Feruz has just turned 16 and the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Newcastle and Blackburn have all been linked with the youngster but Chelsea have always been leading the chase and they have now secured a deal. The Somalian-born forward, who has been capped by Scotland at youth level, has agreed terms with Chelsea and Celtic will be due training compensation. Alves said: "It is a massive step for Islam and for Scottish football. Now for him personally it is the beginning of a major adventure, he will have to work, work and work and raise his own level. Playing for a top club like Chelsea, where the major word in the squad is quality, will oblige him to show his own quality and deliver his best and convince the staff that he is more than just a major prospect." Alves admits that there was little doubt he would join Chelsea after they impressed the young man so much. He went on: "The first impression was extraordinary, it is a feeling that the whole club is behind him, they will support him on a daily basis and give him total trust and make him believe. It was not just every club in the Premiership but also most big clubs in Europe who were tracking him. He is the one serious player in Scotland at the moment." Feruz has been described as the 'Scottish Wayne Rooney' but Alves insists those comparisons are wide of the mark and too early to make. He said: "Islam is a totally different player than Rooney - he is explosive with an amazing strength and good strike, but due to his speed he can also play on both wings. But like Rooney, Islam doesn't cheat, you won't see him crying on the floor begging for cards or arguing with referees and I believe he will raise his level very, very fast." Alves did, though, confirm Feruz will continue to pledge his international allegiance to Scotland and will not forget what Celtic did for him. he went on: "He is looking forward to starting his career with Chelsea, but he would love to thank Celtic for all they did for him and his parents, he is Scottish and will one day score goals for Scotland."