Chelsea decides future of ex-Super Eagles defender's nephew
Posted : 30 August 2023
Chelsea has made a decision regarding Lesley Ugochukwu, the nephew of former Nigerian defender Onyekachi Apam, who recently signed a seven-year deal with the club after leaving Rennes.
While initial reports suggested a loan move to Strasbourg, new information states that Ugochukwu is expected to remain part of Chelsea's first-team squad for the first half of the season.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino has been impressed with the midfielder's performances during close monitoring and has opted to keep him in the senior setup.
Ugochukwu has received substitute appearances in two of Chelsea's opening three matches and is in contention to make his starting debut in the Carabao Cup tie against AFC Wimbledon.
Despite being behind Enzo Fernández, Moisés Caicedo, and Conor Gallagher in the midfield hierarchy, Ugochukwu is making strides within the club.