Agent defends Islam Feruz quitting Celtic for Chelsea

The agent of Celtic whizkid Islam Feruz says the teen has dreamed all his life of joining Chelsea.

The agent of Celtic whizkid Islam Feruz says the teen has dreamed all his life of joining Chelsea.

Celtic helped his asylum-seeking family stay in Glasgow after fleeing Somalia in 2001 when the late Tommy Burns — then head of youth — lobbied government officials.

Feruz made his first senior outing in Burns' memorial game in 2009.

Rui Alvez said: "Islam would love to thank Celtic for all they did for him and his parents.

"We appreciate everything Celtic and Tommy Burns did for him.

"Neil Lennon is a friend who I deeply admire but it was in Islam's heart to move to Chelsea. He's the one serious player in Scotland. He is Scottish and will one day score goals for Scotland."

 

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