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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.

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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