Football: Sultan of Brunei's nephew joins Leicester from Chelsea

Faiq Jefri Bolkiah (centre) attempts a shot against Laos in the 28th SEA Games on May 31, 2015.
Faiq Jefri Bolkiah (centre) attempts a shot against Laos in the 28th SEA Games on May 31, 2015.PHOTO: ST FILE

LONDON (REUTERS) - The nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, one of the richest men in the world, has moved to Leicester City from Chelsea.

Faiq Jefri Bolkiah, a 17-year-old winger who has been at the outgoing English Premier League champions since 2014, took to Instagram to announce his move to the current table toppers.

"Happy to announce I have signed a long term professional 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, who captained the Brunei Under-23 side at last year's SEA Games in Singapore, has played regularly for Chelsea's under-18s this season but switched to Leicester in search of first-team football.