Dujuan ‘Whisper’ Richards says he can’t wait to get started, as the former Kingston College standout player was officially unveiled by Chelsea Football Club on Friday. Having turned 18 in November, the young striker had to wait until the opening of the European January transfer window to finalise his move from Phoenix Academy to the London-based club.
According to the club’s website, Whisper signed for Chelsea last summer and trained alongside the first team on their American pre-season tour. Whisper reacted to his major accomplishment, as he had been dreaming about this moment for some time now, via the same source.
“‘I’m so pleased to be here, my dream was always to sign a professional contract and to have the chance to do that here at Chelsea, it’s difficult to put into words the emotions. I just can’t wait to get started,” Whisper expressed.
Whisper also reacted to the welcoming news by updating his fans via Instagram with a few photos with the caption, “New Chapter”. The posted photos showed the striker smiling as he sat and signed a few documents. In the other photos, he displayed his new team jersey, however, it did not unveil his club number.
A native of Port Royal, Kingston the young forward made his way into international football at the Phoenix Allstars Football Academy, which he joined at the tender age of 11, becoming a national player at the age of 17 years old.
Whisper has one goal in his ten appearances for the Reggae Boyz so far.