Chelsea sign Jamaica international Omari Hutchinson, as the 18-year-old forward swaps the Emirates for Stamford Bridge after seven years at Arsenal
- Omari Hutchinson began his youth career at Chelsea before leaving for Charlton
- He was then picked up by Arsenal but has failed to make it past the bench
- The teenaged Jamaica international forward will now return to Stamford Bridge
Chelsea have brought in 18-year-old forward Omari Hutchinson from Arsenal.
Hutchinson began his youth career with the Blues, but was scouted by Charlton in 2012 and later joined Arsenal U12s after a brief break to play futsal.
As a 12-year-old, he received praise from Pele after taking part in a South London tournament organised by the Brazil legend.
Omari Hutchinson began his youth career at Chelsea before being scouted by Charlton
Hutchinson will now return to Stamford Bridge after failing to make it past the bench in a year-and-a-half as a professional at the Emirates.
He did impress in the Premier League 2 last season, playing an important role in an Arsenal side that finished third.
The teenage starlet has also begun to make an impact on the international scene. He made his debut for Jamaica earlier this season after playing for England at representative levels.
He made his international debut for Jamaica this year after playing youth football for England
On signing Hutchinson, Head of youth recruitment Jim Fraser told the club: ‘We are delighted that Omari has agreed to sign for Chelsea.
‘He is a brilliant addition who joins us as an exciting emerging talent hoping to make a quick impression in the senior game.’
His contract length and transfer fee are not currently known.