Dutch FA investigating Chelsea buy out of 15-year-old kidBy ANI
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
LONDON - Dutch Football Association is investigating Chelsea’s controversial buy out of a 15-year-old Feyenoord starlet
The inquiry centres on Chelsea’s 670,000 pounds signing of highly-rated youngster Nathan Ake and the role played by agent Dan Kramp of Holland’s Forza Fides agency.
The transfer has sparked fury in Holland where strict FA rules outlaw children under 16 from having agents, The Sun reports.
But Kramp is accused of taking Ake to Chelsea in the Christmas holidays to seal the deal.
Centre-back Ake, who turns 16 on Friday, even tweeted about ‘heading to London’, staying at ‘a good hotel in London’ and going for his ‘first test’.
The Sun reports that Ake met Chelsea stars and was given a VIP tour of their Cobham training ground.
It has enraged Dutch Labour MP Tjaeerd Vekken who raised the issue in parliament saying: “This is trading with children and a bad case.”
Dutch PFA spokesman Danny Hesp added: “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.” (ANI)