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Profitable Stupidity! 21 Year-old Abandoned Harvard Scholarship For Football

Patrick Bamford scored five A stars, three As, two Bs in his GCSEs but abandoned a Harvard Scholarship tosign for Chelsea

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Patrick Bamford put one in for Middlesborough in the penalty shootout against Liverpool play

Patrick Bamford put one in for Middlesborough in the penalty shootout against Liverpool

(Daily Mail)

Ask most young aspiring men around the world who wish to do something in furthernce to their education, there are chances they have one of two places in mind or even the two; Harvard and Oxford universities

These institutions have either bred or made men of moving intellect and embodied brilliance

But one would beg the question as to the significance of these pathways for a 16 year-old who all through his life wanted education and when the time came, he decided it would no longer be a four walls classroom of studying but a perimeter wild, encircled class, thought on a green tough in the UK

Patrick Bamford is a Chelsea striker but is currently on loan at Middlesborough where he played a part in one of the longest penalty shootouts in football history against liverpool (30) which ended 14-13 in favour of the Reds

In his younger days he was into Rugby and though loved the game but stopped, after being advised of the danger in the sport

Bamford is proficient linguist, with  a good command  comversing in German and French and pursuing a desire to add Spanish to his lanuguage proclivity

This young man is moslty aself thought thorough 12 year-old who learnt his hands with the Guitar and Violin form Youtube tutorials, including Piano

In 2012, Chelsea, obviously knowing what an asset the young man would be, signed him for £1.5million; but after then, he has spent the last two seasons on loan at MK Dons and Derby County and now Middlesborough, under Mourinho's very own assistant at Real Madrid, Aitor Karanka

''I did my GCSEs early (five A stars, three As, two Bs) so when it came to going into the scholar programme at Forest, I’d already done a year of A-levels,’ he explains. ‘Just in case things didn’t work out I’d already looked at universities. I applied abroad and somehow Harvard offered me a scholarship!

''They offered it mainly based on football but it was also to do with business and I would have included a language as well.

''My ambition was always to play football, so as soon as I knew I had the chance to make it pro and achieve my dream then Harvard was just a back-up.

''I actually quite enjoyed playing rugby, but Forest said it was getting too risky. On Saturday I trained with Forest in the morning then played rugby for the school in the afternoon. But my dream was always football.''

Bamford scored 29 goals all through his loan spells at Derby and MK Dons and believes that one day he would be lining up for the Blues at Stamford Bridge and maybe England, and  not leave like Romelu Lukaku, who according to him was eager to become a first team player

''The original plan was to stay at Chelsea and be a third striker.

''But the chance came to bring Didier (Drogba) back and he is obviously a legend at the club.

''Jose said the best option for me was to go out and play again and I agreed with that.

''You’ve just got to be patient. Romelu was obviously eager to be the main guy, so when the chance for him to go to Everton came he grabbed it.

''But I know what the plan is for me. Chelsea think most players won’t be mature enough to play in the first team until they are 22 or 23. So if I keep biding my time until then and keep improving, hopefully I will get my chance,'' Bamford disclosed to a Daily Mail correspondent

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