Philliskirk snapped up by Chelsea

Last updated : 01 June 2007 By Dave Moore
Danny Philliskirk, 16 year old son of Latics youth boss Tony, has officially joined Premiership giants Chelsea on a four year deal. The two teams have decided not to reveal the terms of the deal, but it is rumoured that Jose Mourinho will allow some of his younger players to move to Boundary Park on loan to gain valuable experience.

Alan Hardy commented, "We're delighted for Danny. He is joining a massive club with fantastic resources which will help him develop his game. Talking with Tony, I know he has been impressed with the facilities. Danny has four years of security and time is now on his side to develop into an excellent player. Also, we may have an opportunity of taking him on loan at some stage."