Edwin Andersson has opened up on his imminent move to Chelsea from IFK Gothenburg.
The 16-year-old winger is set to join Frank Lampard’s side, after the Blues agreed a fee for the highly-rated Sweden Under-17 international.
Chelsea reportedly faced competition from Manchester United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side previously taking the youngster on trial 18 months ago.
But Gothenburg’s academy manager Jonas Olsson revealed the winger is bound for west London after turning down interest from elsewhere.
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“We of course wish Edwin good luck,” he said.
“We would have liked to have seen him stay with us but that he is being recruited to Chelsea is a good mark on our business.”
Speaking to Expressen last year, Andersson’s father said: “There have been an incredible number of clubs from virtually all countries that have been interested in him. But he has chosen to go to Chelsea when it’s time. According to the rules he must be 16 first and then it is up to the clubs to agree.
“There’s still some details, but the day it’s time he has decided that it’ll be Chelsea.
“It is a chance you can take if the package is right. They have very good education and care about you as a human being, which one might not believe.”
He added: “It is the dream of every boy to have such an opportunity, that is where we are now. But it should be the right conditions, otherwise it will be nothing.
“He’s pretty much like Callum Hudson-Odoi at Chelsea. When he was younger, he was a little more like Ronaldo. He mainly stays on the left.”
In an interview with the Swedish Chelsea Supporters club, Andersson elaborated on his father’s explanation of his playing style.
“I usually stick to the left and would well describe myself as a technical player, fast, and like to challenge a lot one-to-one and create chances,”…