Sultan of Brunei's nephew joins Leicester from Chelsea

Sultan of Brunei s nephew joins Leicester from Chelsea pardesi news 1459247818

The Nephew of one of the richest men in the world has recently signed for Premier League leaders Leicester City.

Faiq Jefri Bolkiah, 17, the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, says he has joined Leicester City from Chelsea on a long-term contract. Bolkiah, a product of Chelsea's youth system, has joined Leicester's side. Bolkiah joined Chelsea's junior ranks in January 2014 after spells with Arsenal and Reading and is announced to have signed a three-year deal with Leicester to join them in the summer. He has also represented Brunei at U19 and U23 level. Bolkiah has played routinely for Chelsea's under-18s but switched this season to the Leicester in exploration of first-team football.

The winger, announced his move to the King Power Stadium on Instagram, acknowledging he had already met with the club's Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. He said: "Happy to announce I have signed a 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".

His uncle, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, is the 29th Sultan of Brunei; having an asset reportedly worth $40bn. He has earned enormous income from vast reserves of oil and natural gas to make his tiny sultanate one of the world's most economically prosperous and socially secure societies. If his assets continue to grow at present rates, the Sultan's eldest son will almost certainly become the world's first Trillion-aire.

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