West Ham United in the battle to sign 15-year-old Chelsea forward

Adrian Akande might bid farewell to London club in the coming weeks as he is seriously attracting interest from clubs based in England, Scotland and Germany. Europa League winners haven’t officially released the talented forward, he has decided to move onto pastures new because he is not guaranteed first-team chances in future.

In recent campaigns, some young Nigerian footballers born in England have left Premier League clubs in search of first-team chances, with Tottenham Hotspur Academy products Keanan Bennetts and Tobi Oluwayemi joining Borussia Mönchengladbach and Celtic respectively while ex-Arsenal attacker Xavier Amaechi moved to Hamburg.

Adrian visited Glasgow Rangers this month and was shown around the facilities at the Hummel Training Centre and trained with their youth team. Akande is also being chased by Scottish Premiership champions Celtic and clubs in Germany. West Ham United signed Sebastien Haller from Eintracht and Pablo Fornals from Villarreal this summer.

Hammers are the latest club battling to sign the 15-year-old winger, and he was in action for their U23 team in a Premier League 2 fixture against Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon. He has a vast potential and can become a top-class attacker if he continuous improvement.

Considering the fact that the Nigerian forward has not made his competitive debut for the Blues U18s, West Ham are believed to be doing everything possible to win the battle for his services. Adrian has been called up to Nigeria’s U17 squad for a training camp in Abuja ahead of the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.