Chelsea: Tuchel Boosts Defensive Line With New Signing From Watford

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has added to his defensive line as the club completed the signing of centre-back, Travis Akomeah, from Watford.

Naija News understands that Chelsea currently has one of the best defence in the English Premier League.

However, the Blues who are also keen on winning the 2021/22 Premier League title have beaten the likes of Liverpool and Bournemouth to complete Akomeah’s signature.

Confirming the development in a tweet late night Monday, transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano said: “Waiting for first-team fullback to arrive soon… Chelsea sign talented 16-year-old centre back Travis Akomeah from Watford.

“Agreement reached and paperworks now signed. #CFC @TheSecretScout.

“Liverpool and Bournemouth were pushing too but Akomeah’s joining Chelsea.”

Chelsea currently sit second on the Premier League table with 43 points from 21 games.

The Blues next league match is on Saturday, January 15 against rival Manchester City, Naija News reports.

Meanwhile, Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen has recovered from coronavirus, days after testing positive for the dreaded virus.

Recall that the striker, who is recovering from facial surgery, contracted the virus and was dropped from the final list of players to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.

A statement issued by the NFF said Osimhen had been dropped from the squad and replaced with Greece-based Henry Onyekuru.

“Lively forward Victor Osimhen’s positive test to the coronavirus pandemic a couple of days ago and injury to the versatile Abdullahi Shehu have constrained changes to Nigeria’s final 28-man list for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations starting in Cameroon next weekend.

“Osimhen’s absence paves way for Greece-based Henry Onyekuru who was also at the last finals in Egypt. In-form rapid raider Emmanuel Dennis, whose English Premiership club is baring fangs, has been excused to provide room for Czech Republic-based forward Peter Olayinka,” the NFF had said.

This article was originally published on Naija News

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