Chelsea have sealed the signing today of Woking striker Jayden
Wareham, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The 17-year-old has agreed a professional deal after impressing
on trial at Stamford Bridge.
A Chelsea source has told Football Insider that Wareham and his
representatives headed to the club today (Tuesday, 4th May) to put
pen to paper on the terms of the deal.
The youngster has signed an initial three-year agreement.
It is regarded as a major coup by Chelsea as Wareham has caught
the eye of talent spotters at the top Premier League clubs with his
performances for non-league outfit Woking.
The Surrey side, who are 20th in the Conference Premier, had
signed the teenager on a scholarship in the summer of 2019.
He initially impressed for their youth sides before being promoted
to the first team at the start of the following year.
Wareham made his senior Woking debut at the age of just 16 and
has gone on to be a regular this season.
He has already clocked up 18 appearances for the fifth-tier outfit,
including 15 this season.
The youngster has made an impact in front of goal, scoring a
double against Bromley in January of this year after coming off the
sub’s bench at half-time.
He has not played for Woking since late March, to allow him to
undergo the Chelsea trial that has led to his landmark transfer.
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