Who is Edwin Andersson? The Swedish teenager joining Chelsea despite Man United trial

Chelsea may not have signed any players for the first team in the January transfer window, but they did sign a promising young teenager in Norwegian forward Bryan Fiabema.

The 16-year-old joined the Blues from Norwegian side Tromso, signing a three-and-a-half year deal in west London, where he has now linked up with Chelsea’s U18 team.

And he is now set to be joined by another teenager from Scandinavia, with Edwin Andersson set to join the Blues, after a fee was agreed with IFK Gothenburg.

That is despite the 16-year-old being strongly linked with a move to Manchester United.

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But what do you know of the highly-rated young star? We take a look at the profile of the teenager, below.

Who is he?

Born in Sweden in November 2003, the left winger started his football career at IFK Gothenburg.

He made his debut for Sweden at U16 level at the age of 14, and has since played seven times at that age group.

He has also featured three times for Sweden in qualification for the UEFA European U17 Championship, scoring three goals.

Who was interested in signing him?

Andersson has attracted attention from Chelsea, but they are not the only Premier League club to have been interested in signing the winger.

He had a trial at Manchester United 18 months ago, but a move failed to Old Trafford failed to materialise.

And Chelsea have swooped to sign the winger, with the Blues provisionally agreeing a deal to sign the rising star last year.

However, his move has now been completed, with IFK Gothenburg confirming that Andersson would be joining the Blues now.

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What the Swede’s coach has said

Gothenburg’s academy manager Jonas Olsson has spoken of Andersson’s move to Chelsea, and how he would have liked him to stay in Sweden.

“We of course wish Edwin good luck,” he said.

“We would have liked to have seen him stay…


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