Bamford’s Bridge-bound surprise

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New Chelsea signing Patrick Bamford has spoken of his delight over the move to Stamford Bridge.


Bamford joined the blues form Nottingham Forest in a deal put together on transfer deadline day.


The highly rated forward had only made two senior appearances, but both Chelsea and Andre Villas-Boas were obviously impressed enough to sanction his acquisition.


“It was an easy decision to make in the end,” the 18-year-old said in his first interview with Chelsea TV.


“I knew there had been talks going on for a while, but when my dad told me to get ready because we were going down to Chelsea I couldn't believe it.”


Bamford caught the eye in a recent FA Youth Cup game against Southampton, where he scored four goals.


Despite the youngster’s surprise switch, Bamford is determined to keep his feet on the ground and is not thinking about any first team success just yet.


“My goals here are simply to progress as a player, develop and hopefully one day to go on and train with the first team,” he added.


However, he could not contain his excitement at the prospect of lining up with some of the Premier League players he idolised as a youngster.


“I grew up watching players such as Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard who I met in the physios' room, so to play with them and people like Fernando Torres would be amazing,” admitted Bamford.


Interestingly, Bamford’s first appearance for Chelsea could be against his former side.


The Blues face West Ham United in their next FA Youth Cup fixture and the victor from that tie will go on to face Nottingham Forest.

Didier Drogba
Premier League
Fernando Torres
Nottingham Forest

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