Chelsea sold youngster Ike Ugbo on Tuesday to Belgian top-flight club Genk – and some Blues fans on Twitter are amazed by the reported terms of the confirmed sale.
Ugbo, 22, has ditched England for a move to Belgium on a permanent basis. The centre-forward has been unable to break into the first-team scene with Chelsea, so has now left for good.
According to Goal, Genk will pay an initial fee of around £3million for the striker, which could rise to £6million if all add-ons are met. Also, there is a 20 per cent fee agreed on any future sale.
Goal explains that there was a delay on Ugbo’s summer transfer because of interest from Marseille, but he’s now a Genk player.
Ugbo returns to Belgium after scoring 16 goals in 32 league games for Cercle Brugge. Therefore, he could now face them at his new club.
The London-born talent did play in pre-season for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea, but joins a long list of academy talents to depart during this summer window.
A selection of Blues supporters on social media say that Chelsea’s director Marina Granovskaia has struck gold again.
The 46-year-old transfer guru has completed some brilliant business during her time in West London and fans love the fact a 20 per cent sell-on clause is included in Ugbo’s move.
Its not too late for Ugbo now to carve out a successful senior career, but he’ll have to take the long way round to end up in the Premier League. If he ends up shining in Belgium for an extended period of time, the Blues could make some decent money on him.
Here are some Chelsea fans reacting to the Ugbo news:
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