Daishawn Redan was one of the most sought-after youngsters in Europe after rising to fame with Dutch giants Ajax.
The 16-year-old turned down a move to Manchester United in the summer as he chose to sign for Chelsea instead. He has now admitted that he snubbed United because he was in awe of Chelsea.
“I looked at three clubs: Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham,” Redan told Ajax Showtime.
“Manchester United was fine, but at Chelsea it was ‘wow’. The complex, the fields, I just saw how professional it all was.
“I was really impressed at Chelsea. I want to develop into a big, strong striker who is also good at playing football.”