Chelsea are being investigated by the Dutch FA after the signing of highly rated Feyenoord defender Nathan Ake. Ake is currently only 15 years old, and there are strict stipulations in Dutch football stating that players are forbidden to be represented by agents until they are 16 years old. This said, Ake was reported to have travelled to London with football agent Dan Kramp in December to finalise a July transfer, breaking the representation laws in Holland.
 
Dutch PFA spokesman Danny Hesp told The Sun newspaper: “The rules clearly state that agents can’t do anything with children under 16. Yet this agent turns up with a 15-year-old at Chelsea so the FA has got to tackle this issue.” Chelsea maintain their innocence and claim that negotiations were conducted directly with Feyenoord, with a club spokesman stating : “We’ve kept Feyenoord abreast of our interest from the very beginning and as a result have agreed terms with the club for the player’s transfer to Chelsea in July.”
 
This potentially negative transfer report will do little to further The Blues reputation or track record of signing young players, with the club’s conduct being questioned and highly scrutinized over the signings of Jon Obi Mikel and Gael Kakuta in the past.

Published – http://www.1000goals.com/chelsea-questioned-over-youth-player-signing

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