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June 25, 2024

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Dujuan Richards Training With Chelsea Under-21s

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Chelsea has struggled to score goals and Richards could be the answer to their problems

Dujuan “Whisper” Richards recently arrived in England after he completed his move to premier league giants Chelsea FC. He was pictured while training with the Chelsea under-21 squad.
Richards began his football career at the age of 11. He was nurtured at the Phoenix Football Academy under the watchful eye of Craig Butler. The youngster made a name for himself after he scored many goals in the ISSA Schoolboy Football Tournament. His performances earned the attention of international recruits. In June, the youngster signed a pre-contract agreement with Chelsea.
The English premier league only allows foreign players to sign professional contracts after their 18th birthday. Richards recently applied for a visa before he departed for his trip to Europe.
Craig Butler, the striker’s manager, revealed that his player had left for England via his Instagram. Butler shared videos of Richards saying goodbye to his with his family at the airport.
Butler said that he was proud that he had negotiated the youngster’s historic deal with Chelsea. He also expressed pride in training the striker since he arrived at the Phoenix Academy.
He described Richards as a hardworking player who loves to listen to his superiors. Richards travelled together with Shelley Mcfarlane, a member of the Phoenix management team. Butler was also full of praises for Shericka, Richards’ mother, he thanked her for believing in his team.
Craig Butler is also the manager of Aston Villa winger Leon Bailey. Bailey is one of the best preforming attackers in the English premier league. He currently has 5 goals and 4 assists in the league. Bailey’s goals have helped his team enter into the title race and they currently sit in the second position. Butler recently led Mona High School to their first-ever Manning Cup title.
Richards will be hoping to establish himself as a premier league legend. Chelsea has struggled to score goals and Richards could be the answer to their problems.

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