Southampton set to sign former Chelsea star with Nigerian roots

Southampton FC has made a smart move in signing former Chelsea right-back, Derrick Abu. The 19-year-old, who was born in Germany to Nigerian parents, has been on Chelsea’s books since the U-11 level and has progressed through the youth ranks before signing a professional contract in February 2021. However, he left the club last season after his contract expired.

Abu’s attacking prowess and versatility makes him an excellent addition to the Southampton squad. He is known for his ability to bomb forward and create chances for his teammates, while also being solid defensively. His performances caught the attention of Crystal Palace, who gave him a trial earlier this year, but they opted not to sign him.

Off the pitch, Abu is a multi-talented individual who has a passion for music. He is a talented vocalist and has been in the church choir since he was young. He even wrote his own song when he was just eleven years old. Recently, he released his own rap album under the stage name of ‘Cho$en’. When asked about his music career, he said, “My love for music only grew from there. I think I had a natural talent, and the most important thing is I enjoyed singing, so from there it just became a hobby.”

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Abu is eligible to play for Nigeria, Germany, and the English national team. He has represented England at youth level and is keeping his options open. He has a strong desire to represent all three nations before eventually making his preferred choice.

Southampton fans will be excited to see what Abu can bring to the table. His attacking prowess and versatility will be crucial for the team as they aim to return to the Premier League top-flight after relegating. With his talent and passion for the game, there is no doubt that Abu will make a positive impact at Southampton.

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