Romano: 22-year-old Chelsea prospect could seal permanent exit in next few days, personal terms agreed

Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Chelsea prospect Ike Ugbo could seal a move away from Stamford Bridge in the next few days. 

Well-respected journalist Romano has claimed on his Twitter that the 22-year-old Blues player has agreed personal terms with Belgian club Genk. 

It is understood the centre-forward wants to complete a move to Belgium as soon as possible, so a deal may be wrapped up in the next few days. 

Genk appear to have beaten the likes of Besiktas, Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven to his signature. 

Ugbo, who’s been on Chelsea’s books since the Under-10s, may finally leave on a permanent basis. 

The London-born striker has had various loan spells in the past, including a successful time with Cercle Brugge last year.

He scored 17 goals in 34 appearances last season, so will now return to Belgium but for a league rival. 

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Ugbo has impressed in Chelsea’s youth teams before, as well as recently out on loan.

However, it seems a permanent move is best for all parties. 

He will leave as another talent made in Cobham, so it’ll be interesting to see how far he goes.

Meanwhile, it looks like 19-year-old Armando Broja is the next young Chelsea forward who may make a first-team breakthrough.

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