Blues bring in Jeremie Boga

Loan signing Jeremie Boga.

Jeremie Boga is Blues ninth summer transfer window signing


Blues have signed attacking midfielder Jeremie Boga from Chelsea.

A season-long loan has been agreed for the exciting Ivory Coast international.

Boga, 20, who came through the Chelsea ranks, spent the previous two seasons on loan with French side Rennes and latterly Granada, in Spain.

He made his Chelsea debut on the opening day of the season, starting against Burnley in the Premier League.

But due to Gary Cahill’s early sending-off, he was substituted after just 18 minutes in a tactical measure.

Boga was born in Marseille to Ivorian parents and moved aged 12 to Chelsea.

He scored twice in the 2013 FA Youth Cup Final, which Chelsea lost to Norwich City on aggregate.

But he helped guide Chelsea to success a year later and also to the 2015 final triumph against Manchester City in a team that also included Tammy Abraham, Isaiah Brown and Dominic Solanke.

Boga has long been considered one of Chelsea’s most talented prospects and has often been used in the number 10 role.

Whilst gaining competitive experience he made 27 appearances for Rennes, netting two goals, and in Spain he memorably scored against Barcelona for Granada, among his 26 outings.

Boga’s skilful, agile dribbling and ability to go past people made him an impressive pre-season performer for Antonio Conte’s Champions, and earned inclusion in their first team squad.

He was capped by France at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-19 level, but committed to Ivory Coast five months ago and made his debut for them in June.

Boga - who will wear the number 20 shirt -  is Blues ninth signing of the summer transfer window, which shuts on Thursday.