Graig Butler Confident Dujuan Richards Will Make Chelsea’s First Team – Watch Interview

November 29, 2023 8:02 PM

Amid the growing anticipation for Dujuan “Whisper” Richards’ debut with Chelsea F.C. in England, Richards’ agent, Graig Butler, has shared his confidence that the player will make Chelsea’s first team.

During an interview, Butler explained why Richards has not yet departed the island to join the West London-based club.


According to the Phoenix All Stars Football Academy founder, it was necessary for them to wait until Richards’ 18th birthday, when he was legally able to make the decision himself, and the team has been waiting for him to receive his visa after applying. Butler shared that the wait is almost over, as nothing can hold back the young footballer, as he is now 18.

Craig Butler and Dujuan “Whisper” Richards at his contract signing for Chelsea.

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Though he noted that there is no guarantee of what Richards’ place in Chelsea will be, Butler expressed confidence that the former Kingston College striker can make the club’s first team. Butler explained that Richards’ placement on the first team is part of his contract.

According to Butler, if Chelsea decides for whatever reason not to keep him on the team, such as to provide him with more time to develop, it can only happen after Richards begins training with the team during his evaluation period.

The Mona High head coach disclosed that Richards’ previous training sessions with the team have gone well, and he sees no reason why the first team cannot utilise him. Butler shared that Richards has been preparing physically and is ready mentally as he anticipates his future at Chelsea.

Speaking on the possibility of Richards being loaned to another club, Butler highlighted the importance of the young player being placed in a competitive environment with players who want to improve. Sharing his belief that Richards would not thrive at a second-division club in England, Butler preferred one of the top four clubs in Germany, Belgium, or Holland.


Watch the interview below.

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