Chelsea transfer target stars as Wolfsburg's youth side maintain amazing run of form

Chelsea transfer target Julian Brandt is creating a tremendous reputation for himself in Germany.

The 17-year-old winger and creative midfielder has had a fantastic start to the season with Wolfsburg’s Under-19 side, scoring five goals and producing five assists for the team so far this season.

His latest goal came in the 4-1 win against Hamburg over the weekend, which went some way towards helping his side maintain a tremendous record of 15 wins in their last 18 matches, stretching back to last season.

Wolfsburg sit at the top of the Under-19 Bundesliga table with a five point cushion over Hertha Berlin in second place and Hannover in third.

His age and the fact he’s slightly underdeveloped physically has to be the only reason he’s not currently in the first team squad at the German club, because his form and his potential has been quite frightening this campaign.

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However, he has proven that he’s capable of playing to a much higher level as his three performances for the German Under-19 national side suggest.

Brandt is a player that Chelsea have scouted extensively and someone they may be willing to invest heavily in.

He can play centrally or out on the left hand wing as a midfielder but his potential market value is hard to gauge because of his age and because of his current contract.

If he doesn’t sign on at Wolfsburg then he will be available as a free agent next summer, which means Chelsea either have to gamble and pay a decent fee for him or wait and try and put the best deal to his representatives next year.

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