Pengiran Faiq Jefri Bolkiah has signed a long-term contract with English Premier League leaders Leicester City FC and will complete his move to the King Power Stadium in the summer.
The 17-year-old winger, who has been a regular in English Premier League titleholders Chelsea’s Under-18 side since 2014, posted the news on his Instagram account on Tuesday.
“Happy to announce I have signed long term contract at @lcfc would like to thank all my family and close friends for all the support. Was also a pleasure meeting the owner himself. Can’t wait to get started,” he said.
Faiq had represented Brunei at both the Under-19 and, most recently, the Under-23 level.
He was part of the Tabuan Muda (the national under-23 football team) that competed at the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore last June.
He found the back of the net once in the tournament when he scored a penalty in Brunei’s 2-1 loss to Timor Leste.