Swiss under-16 starlet agrees Chelsea deal

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Swiss Under-16 star Miro Muheim has agreed a deal to join the youth academy at Chelsea.

Little is known of the youngster, who agreed to join the Blues in May from FC Zurich, except for the fact that he is a midfielder who has scored one goal in two games for the Switzerland Under-16 national side.

The official FC Zurich website confirmed the youngsters departure two months ago, with a statement that read: "The FC Zurich corresponds to the desire of U16 players Miro Muheim, to accept the offer of Chelsea FC and move in the summer in the youth department of the London Premier League club."

However, despite already agreeing to the move, it was revealed on Twitter that Muheim only signed his contract with the club on 3rd July.

Chelsea rarely announce the signings of youth players, so it is unlikely that much will be made of Muheim until he starts to feature regularly with the Blues - presumably at Under-18 level. Despite a management shake-up in the Chelsea academy over the summer, with every coach stepping up an age group to accommodate the departure of former Under-21 coach Dermot Drummy - who heads into the clubs international coaching department - the Blues will be looking to continue their run of incredible success at youth level.

Muheim will be looking to bring the Under-18's their fourth FA Youth Cup in six years, whilst also hoping to feature in the older age group, as the club attempt to retain their Under-21 Premier League title.

If he makes just one appearance for the Under-21's - who regularly incorporate the talents of their younger counterparts in the duration of the gruelling season - it would have been a successful year for the youngster - who only turned 16 in March.

It remains to be seen what becomes of this talent, although the current state of Chelsea's academy reveals that they may be the perfect club for Muheim to achieve his rumoured potential.

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