Revealed: Chelsea beat Man Utd in their pursuit of Norwegian ace

Chelsea warded off competition from their Premier League rials Manchester United to secure services of Norwegian wonderkid Bryan Fiabema in the winter transfer window, this according to the striker’s father, Mina Fiabema.

Fiabema had attracted strong interest from Serie A outfits, Spal, Man Utd and Chelsea, however, it’s the Blues who managed to get the deal done.

It has been reported that the Red Devils were in the driving seat in order to secure the services of talented forward before Chelsea jumped in and finalised the deal.

“Chelsea for him was a dream come true, Manchester United were also looking at him,”  Mina Fiabema said.

“Chelsea were faster than Manchester United. Youth players are hardly signed during the winter transfer window, so we were not expecting him to join Chelsea but the invitation came in December and he was signed in January.

“After the scouting Manchester United too were considering him because they had someone from Tromso playing in the same team with him, his name is Isak Hansen-Aaroen so they said they’ll come back for him and we were waiting for summer but Chelsea came in and in a period of two weeks the deal was sealed, and we had to wait for the transfer window to open in January.”