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DONE DEAL: Independiente del Valle GM announces Kendry Paez joining Chelsea


Independiente del Valle teenage sensation Kendry Paez is heading to the Premier League.

According to his club's general manager, Paez will be signing for Chelsea.

The Blues, who have been extremely busy in the market in recent months, have sealed another deal.

Independiente del Valle's general manager, Santiago Morales, gave an update on the move for the 15-year-old.

"It is something that we have already been talking about on a few occasions, a few months ago," he told Studio Futbol.

"There is a specific interest from Chelsea, it is practically arranged between the parties. Legally we are looking at what can be done, he is a 15-year-old boy, FIFA prohibits this type of negotiation. We are going to be fortunate enough to be able to enjoy him for at least two more years until he turns 18 and then he can go.

"You have to see the legal issue and obviously a transfer contract cannot be signed, maybe some agreement, and that is what Chelsea is finding out both with their league, with their federation and with FIFA to be able to direct this transfer that would be unprecedented in Ecuadorian football. We are sure that it will be the first of many more.

"I know that Kendry is going to be a great ambassador for all Ecuadorian players, I'm talking about all the players who have this chance to make the leap and at such a young age.

"You have to take advantage of these days and these tournaments that people attend to enjoy themselves because he really is a great player, a great boy."

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