Chelsea snags young Dane

The football dreams of young Morten Nielsen come true, as he joins the Blues at Chelsea

FCK youth player, Morten Nielsen, has signed a three-year contract with Roman Abramovich's Chelsea FC.

Nielsen, the son of former national player Benny Nielsen, will join the English champion's Under-18 team starting 1 August.

Although he will be starting with the Blues Under-18 team at the Chelsea Academy, one day he might be competing with the likes of world class players Andriy Shevchenko and Didier Drogba for a spot in manager José Mourinho's lead line-up.

'I'm proud and overjoyed. It's difficult to find words, but it' a lifelong dream, that has come true,' Nielsen told national public broadcaster DR's sports department.

Chelsea's director of youth development, Frank Arnesen, spotted Nielsen on Copenhagen club FCK's youth teams and during his two caps for the national U-16 team.

Within a few years, Morten Nielsen could be promoted to Chelsea's second team and tangle horns with the likes of defenders John Terry during team practices.

'I'm looking forward to having a ton of challenges in football and some educational years in a foreign country where I can develop both with regard to football and on a personal level,' Nielsen said. 'And of course I want to break through on what might be the world's biggest club.'

The Copenhagen Post

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