Reports: Chelsea beats rival Premier League side to agree pre-contract for Lyon Striker


Chelsea have edged out Arsenal in the race to sign Lyon’s young sensation Willem Geubbels, according to reports from Mercato365.

The 15-year-old prodigy is being courted by several Premier League sides and is certain to arrive in England next season.

Willem Geubbels is a 15-year-old striker part of Olympique Lyonnais’ Under-19 team. Geubbels has also represented his country at that level and scored in his first 2 matches.

Safe to say, he is one of the hottest prospects in world football and according to Mercato365, Chelsea are very close to agreeing a pre-contract to bring him to Stamford Bridge next season.

Blues are well known for his shrewd transfer policy of signing young players and sending them back on loan to continue their development.

Given the buzz surrounding Geubbels, it will be interesting if he one day comes back and plays for Chelsea in the senior side.