Chelsea are reportedly scouring the prospect of moving for non-league youngster Seb Drozd, who is currently plying his trade for Isthmian league outfit Uxbridge.
IF the report from The Sun is to be believed, Chelsea are among a number of high-profile English clubs tracking non-league starlet Seb Drozd. The youngster is currently plying his trade in the Isthmian league for Uxbridge, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and even Bournemouth interested in the utility man.
Seb Drozd might be playing in the 8th tier of English football right now. But, the 18-year-old has been making some noise in his age group, having had trials with Queens Park Rangers’ Under-18 side while also currently being on trial with Brentford’s B team.
Drozd is a versatile midfielder with the ability to play as a wing-back and a full-back, which already makes him a useful quantity for clubs. The 18-year-old’s talent was on display in front of the Chelsea scouts during the showcase organised by the AG Football Academy, with the event aimed at providing an opportunity and platform to showcase their skills.
Chelsea plot shock transfer for unknown 18-year-old non league striker Seb Drozd https://t.co/QVYxNBBucL
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Someone close to Drozd told The Sun, “His style is perhaps a throwback and is similar to Damien Duff or Chris Waddle when in wide areas, but he has pace. He also has a very deceptive body swerve. Seb can also play as a wingback and is good defensively as he’s been playing non-League football where he has had to maintain defensive duties.”
Top English teams have become more open to scouring and getting talents from non-league football in the country after seeing the success of Jamie Vardy at Leicester City. In fact, talents like Max Kilman, Chris Smalling, Andre Gray and Joe Hart have all had meteoric and quick ascents from playing non-league football to either playing in the Premier League or joining a Premier League club.
Drozd seems to have impressed Chelsea so much that the Blues are considering a move for the 18-year-old. However, Thomas Tuchel’s men will have to compete with Manchester City and Bournemouth for the Uxbridge starlet.
As far as Drozd is concerned, to be on the radar of three top English clubs, two of which are part of the Premier League ‘BIG SIX’ is already an affirmation that he is a talent worth keeping an eye on.