Adrian Akande
Adrian Akande profile

Swansea City completed the signing of Adrian Akande from Chelsea in the summer of 2020.

The exciting winger, who was reportedly targeted by Manchester United, penned a two-year scholarship in SA1.

Akande enjoyed a promising start to life with the Swans' under-18s, while he also turned out for the under-23s on several occasions.

The former Crystal Palace trainee's efforts were rewarded with a first professional contract in December, keeping him at the club until 2023.

After growing up in South East London, Akande was just eight years old when he joined Palace - having also been scouted by Charlton and Brentford.

He spent four years in the Eagles' academy ranks, before moving to Chelsea at under-13 level.

The attacking midfielder would play under the likes of Ashley Cole, Joe Cole and Tore Andre Flo during his three-year stint with the Blues.