Edwin Andersson breaks silence on Chelsea transfer and why he chose the Blues over Man United

Teenage winger Edwin Andersson has explained why he decided to join Chelsea.

The 16-year-old is set to move to Stamford Bridge, after the Blues agreed a fee with IFK Gothenburg for his services.

Frank Lampard’s side have won the race for the Sweden Under-17 international, with Manchester United previously taking the youngster on trial 18 months ago.

Speaking to Swedish outlet Expressen last year, his father Mikael Andersson said: “There have been an incredible number of clubs from virtually all countries that have been interested in him.

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“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.”

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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 explained why he decided to join the Blues.

“It is a dream come true,” he said.

“Chelsea was the club that suited me the best and it is a club with incredibly good conditions.”