AS Roma
11:45 AM UTC
Game Details

No recent activity

Brunei international Faiq Jefri Bolkiah joins Leicester City from Chelsea

Leicester City have signed highly rated youngster Faiq Jefri Bolkiah from Chelsea.

Faiq, who is the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, has been with Chelsea since 2014 after spells with Arsenal and Reading.

The 17-year-old signed a two-year scholarship upon his arrival at Chelsea and he has decided to move to the King Power Stadium with his deal expiring at Stamford Bridge this summer.

Bolkiah wrote on Instagram: "Happy to announce I have signed a long term professional contract at @lcfc.

"Would like to thank all my family and close friends for all the support. Was also a pleasure meeting the owner himself. Can't wait to get started."

The skilful winger has been a regular in Chelsea's under-18 side for the last couple of seasons and he has represented Brunei at U19 and U23 level.

A source had told ESPN FC earlier on Tuesday that Leicester scouts had been watching Faiq for some time and that they had offered him a three-year professional deal, with a view to him pushing for a place in the first team.


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.