- Thierno Ballo has joined Chelsea from Viktoria Koln
- The youngster played in youth team friendlies for the Blues earlier this year
- Ballo scored five times as Chelsea’s young guns beat West Ham 6-1
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Chelsea has completed the deal to sign Thierno Ballo on a scholarship deal from Viktoria Koln, The Metro reports via SPOX Austria.
The striker scored seven goals in 25 league appearances for the German side’s Under-17 team.
Ballo got the opportunity to play for Chelsea’s youth team set-up as he was unstoppable in a match against West Ham, scoring five times and assisting once.
6:1 vs West Ham #5goals1assist#cfc💙
Chelsea is yet to confirm the signing of the talented forward.
Ballo’s early development
When starting his career at local team SC Chieme Linz, Ballo is said to have scored an unbelievable 200 goals. That’s according to the club’s youth team coach Peter Huemerlehner.
After joining LASK Linz’s youth team, Ballo joined Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen’s academy and spent three years there before settling at Viktoria Koln.
Having just turned 16 on Tuesday, Ballo is part of the Austrian national team’s U17 team and has been since a 14-year-old.
It’s not quite the world class signing Chelsea fans want but it’s great to see another prospect join the club.