Chelsea could soon formally announced the capture of Joshua Pynadath, with the 19-year-old American prodigy training with the club for almost six months.
According to a recent report from Ajax Showtime, Joshua Pynadath could soon finalise his move to Chelsea. The young prodigy was formerly a member of the Ajax youth academy, but he voluntarily left the club last summer. The 19-year-old has been training at Stamford Bridge since March and is only waiting for a work permit that will help him officiate the move to the Premier League giants.
A native of California, Pynadath had a short spell in the Real Madrid academy prior to his move to the Ajax youth setup in 2015. During his time in the Netherlands, the youngster made a solid impression in the youth competitions but his ambition saw him depart Ajax last summer, as the player was hoping to land a move to a bigger club.
It appears the American teenager has already found his destination in the form of Chelsea, which is home to his nation’s biggest footballing superstar in Christian Pulisic.
Pynadath has roots in India as well, but the young left winger has opted to represent the United States. He has even featured in multiple games for the US’ Under-15 and Under-17 setup. It is also needless to mention that the 19-year-old is currently one of the nation’s bright young talents, one who has the potential to reach the very top.
In the meantime, though, the attacker will need to focus on his current spell with Chelsea’s youth setup. Upon getting his work permit in the UK, the youngster will likely be drafted as part of the reserve squad.
Fortunately for him, the summer exit of Valentino Livramento to Southampton could help him potentially gain a prominent role with the Elite Development Squad at Chelsea.
However, the American prodigy will face stiff competition from other talented academy players and the road will certainly be difficult. It will be interesting to see whether the 19-year-old can learn a thing or two from his compatriot Pulisic as he looks to establish himself as part of the senior Chelsea side in the near future.