Chelsea reach agreement with West Ham to sell midfield wonderkid Pierre Ekwah after impressing on trial

CHELSEA have reportedly reached an agreement with West Ham to sell midfield wonderkid Pierre Ekwah.

Sky Sports claimed that the 19-year-old's move to the London Stadium is set to confirmed on Wednesday when the transfer window officially opens.

The highly-rated France youth international arrived at Stamford Bridge back in 2018 for £1.8 million from Nantes.

Ekwah, who is primarily a defensive midfielder who can also play at centre back, has recorded 13 caps for his country's Under-16’s.

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The teenager scored one goal in seven Premier League 2 games last season.

Ekwah ironically scored for West Ham as a trialist against Arsenal Under-23’s last month.

Ekwah previously opened up on the biggest difference between being at the Chelsea Academy from his time at Nantes last year.

He told the Blues website: "The big difference is the way the football is played – the English style of football is different to the French type.

"In England it’s more intense and physical compared to France – the training at Academy level became more intense when I moved here.

"The weather, ah the weather! It’s alright, I’m fine with it, but not at winter time – that’s the worst time to be in England."

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On his versatility, Ekwah added: "I did play left wing when I was younger, but I grew and didn’t fit in there so they changed me to left-back.

"I did well when I played in that position but after I moved to Nantes I played centre-back with them, the national team and Chelsea.

"But I’ve always wanted to play as a midfielder, like I do now. I’m happy to play in midfield now it’s where I can express myself on the pitch."

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