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Done deal: Chelsea starlet sent out on loan to Sunderland

Chelsea youngster Jake Clarke-Salter has been sent out on loan to Sunderland.

Chelsea youngster Jake Clarke-Salter has been sent out on loan to former Premier League side Sunderland.

The young defender has joined the English Championship side for the remainder of the season and is Sunderland’s first signing of the January transfer window.

The 20-year-old has been at Chelsea since 2006, but he has only made one single Premier League appearance. Clarke-Salter spent last season on loan at Bristol Rovers and also starred for the England U20 side that won the World Cup in South Korea.

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman, has said that he’s delighted to have landed the talented defender.

“Jake is a hugely talented young player who has jumped at the opportunity to come to this club and show people what he can do.

“You don’t play for a club like Chelsea unless you have tremendous ability and I’m sure he will be able to demonstrate that for Sunderland.

“Jake is exactly the type of hungry young player I have spoken about and he has shown me just how keen he is to come to here and play in front of our supporters.”

Chelsea will hope Clarke-Salter gets some valuable playing time under the tutelage of the former international Welsh manager Chris Coleman.

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