Leicester City have completed the signing of Chelsea youngster Faiq Jefri Bolkiah, according to the player himself. The 17-year-old signed a two-year scholarship contract with the Blues in 2014 but will not renew his stay at Stamford Bridge, opting to join the Premier League leaders after signing a long-term contract with the Foxes.
The winger wrote on his Instagram account: "Happy to announce I have signed a long-term professional contract at Leicester City. Would like to thank all my family and close friends for all the support. Was also a pleasure meeting the owner himself. Can't wait to get started."
Bolkiah, who is the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, has also had trials with Arsenal and Reading over the years, but will hope to force his way into the Foxes first team over the coming years.
Leicester's ability to attract young talent to the King Power Stadium could increase further if they do the impossible and with the Premier League title this season. With eight games remaining, Claudio Ranieri's side sit top of the league, five points clear of nearest rivals Tottenham Hotspur in second place, after their 1-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday.
Another win at Selhurst Park on Saturday will see them take another decisive step to an unprecedented title success, but the Leicester boss is still taking nothing for granted.
"I feel I am very concentrated on the next match against Crystal Palace, and it will be another tough match," he continued.
"Our concentration is important, we are so strong and we think about only one match. Step by step, that is our philosophy."
After the trip to South East London and the subsequent international break, Leicester face home games against Southampton, West Ham United, Swansea City and Everton, with trips to Sunderland, Manchester United and their final game of the season away to Chelsea.