Chelsea Sign Barcelona Youngster Etock

According to Spanish reports this morning, Chelsea have moved quickly to snap up recently released Barcelona academy youngster Gael Etock.

The 17 year-old Cameroonian, who made his way to Spain as part of the Eto’o Foundation along with half a dozen other compatriots, reportedly departed ‘La Masia’ last week with no sign of a new contract. It is not clear as to whether he chose to leave or was released.

AS, a major sports newspaper in Catalunya, reports that the Blues have sealed a four-year deal with the forward, who will immediately be loaned to Sporting Lisbon.

More on this story as it develops.