Chelsea beats Tottenham Hotspur in race to sign Crewe Alexandra youngster, George Nunn
By Newsdesk with agency report
Chelsea have beaten Tottenham Hotspur to the signing of Crewe Alexandra youngster, George Nunn.
The striker rejected a deal to stay with the League Two side.
Nunn, 16, had attracted interest from the Premier League’s elite after some promising performances in Crewe’s Under-16 side.
Chelsea officials have now snapped up the player.
Nunn scored more than 20 goals before being promoted to the U18 team and he scored a double from the bench on his debut for that outfit.
The 16-year-old has, however, not featured for Crewe’s first team.
Chelsea paid Crewe around £300,000 for the youngster.
According to media report, Nunn will continue his development at the Stamford Bridge.
Spurs had been sniffing around the forward but he snubbed a move to White Hart Lane.