Chelsea to take 17-year-old EFL starlet on trial – recently trialled at Southampton
Lincoln City youngster Sean Roughan is set to have a week-long trial with Chelsea, reports The 42.
Roughan, 17, is starting to attract some serious interest from above. He’s only made the six League One appearances for Lincoln City this season but has already enjoyed a trial spell with Southampton, and now looks set for one with Chelsea.
The Republic of Ireland U17 international only joined up with Lincoln City ahead of the last season and only made his first-team debut this time round.
Southampton aren’t thought to be out of the race for Roughan just yet but the Saints haven’t made any moves to sign the Imps defender, and they could yet be beaten to the signing by Chelsea.
Roughan is understood to be going on trial ahead of Chelsea’s final few games of the season and so a move could materialise very quickly going into the summer transfer window.
Lincoln City are gearing up to face Sunderland in the first round of their League One play-off semi finals tomorrow night.
The Imps after leading the League One table for much of the season had to settle for 5th-place but hopes are high going into the bout against Sunderland.
They only achieved promotion back into the Football League in 2017. Danny Cowley was the manager who achieved that and the man who took Lincoln into League One.
Michael Appleton is in charge now – he’s done a tremendous job to carry on the good work of the Cowley brothers, and promotion this season would be a huge achievement for him and the club.