Report: Chelsea to complete signing of Jimi Tauriainen from HJK

Chelsea have made an agreement to sign 16 years old Jimi Tauriainen who will join the club in the summer, according to reports.

The Finnish teenager will sign a three-year deal and has been under the radar of European top clubs according to the Daily Star.

The report also claimed Tauriainen has had trials with Serie A giants Juventus and Inter Milan before deciding to join Chelsea. He has also had invitations to train with clubs in Germany and the UK.

A Twitter account, @EscapeToSuomi, posted a picture of Tauriainen with Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.

The tweet also includes a link to a statement from Taurinainen’s boyhood club, FC Wild.

The statement reads: “Jimi Tauriainen has signed a three-year deal with Chelsea FC under which Jimi will join the club on July 1, 2020.

“Jimi started his career at FC Wild in 2009 at the age of five, playing for his boyhood club for seven years before moving to HJK (Helsinki) in 2016 at the age of 12. Jimi is also a regular for Finland U-16 national team, scoring six goals for Finland so far.”

Jimi is the son of a former Finland international Pasi Tauriainen. His brother Julius who is two years older is playing for Freiburg in Germany.

Jimi played a big part in HJK winning campaign Gallini World Cup in Budapest, Hungary, last summer. He scored two in the final and was named player of the tournament.

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