Dutch youth international Mbuyamba trades Barcelona for Chelsea

Dutch youth international Xavier Mbuyamba has made the switch from FC Barcelona to Chelsea. The central defender has signed a contract until mid-2023 and initially meets the promises.

The 18-year-old Mbuyamba made a remarkable transfer from MVV Maastricht to Barcelona last summer, where he played for the Under 19 team. At MVV, Mbuyamba made his debut in the first team when he was sixteen.

‘Nieuwe Van Dijk’

The almost two meter long Mbuyamba was also in the interest of Chelsea last year and trained for a while. English newspapers already wrote about ‘the new Virgil van Dijk’.

The FIFA transfer ban on Chelsea then threw a spanner in the works, but now Mbuyamba is moving to London.