Chelsea youngster Clarke-Salter joins Sunderland on loan

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The 20-year-old defender will spend the rest of the season at the Stadium of Light, where he will be tasked with battling relegation to League One

Sunderland have bolstered their squad with the loan signing of highly rated Chelsea youngster Jake Clarke-Salter, the club confirmed on Monday. 

Clarke-Salter, 20, has been with the Blues for more than 10 years, and has made two first-team appearances for his boyhood club. 

And after spending last season at Bristol Rovers the defender is gearing up for another temporary move - this time at the Wearsiders.

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Clarke-Salter was part of the England Under-20s side that won the World Cup in 2017 and becomes Chris Coleman's first signing at the Stadium of Light.

“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," said Coleman.

“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.”

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