The keener youth and reserve team followers amongst you may have noticed that Portuguese midfielder Mesca (Buomesca Tué Na Bangna) has been absent from Chelsea’s junior selections so far this season.
Having featured at Crawley Town in pre-season, the 18 year-old has not been seen nor heard of since. It has emerged that the injury-troubled second-year scholar has signed professional terms with Fulham and is now their player.
Mesca, who was named in the Portuguese Under-19 squad for the upcoming Limoges Tournament which England – featuring Jamal Blackman and Nathaniel Chalobah – will take part in, is confirmed as a Fulham player on their official website and has agreed an initial one-year deal with the possibility of an extension.
It brings an end to an unfortunate time with the Blues for the youngster, who initially arrived as a sixteen year-old but suffered a serious knee injury shortly after joining. He was officially announced as a second-year scholar last summer and appeared fleetingly at Under-18 level in 2010-11, but suffered further ailments as well as some apparent off-field personal issues.
Perhaps a fresh start at a club which is increasingly on the up in Fulham will see Mesca flourish. Everyone at TheChels.net wishes him the best for the future.