Chelsea have confirmed the exit of highly-rated defender Trevoh Chalobah for the 2018-19 season, with the teenager moving to the Championship to join Ipswich Town.
The 18-year-old, the younger brother of Watford’s ex-Blues man Nathaniel Chalobah, has moved to Portman Road on-loan in order to challenge for regular first-team action in England’s second-tier.
Chalobah becomes Paul Hurst’s first signing at the club, following his appointment earlier this year, and the young defender will hope to shine for Ipswich after becoming a crucial part of Chelsea’s youth set-up in recent years.
Speaking to Ipswich’s official website, Hurst said about the young centre-back:
“He’s at an age where people might question him as he’s a bit young. There will be demands put on him that he might not have encountered in the past but from speaking to him I know he’s hungry to succeed.
“I like players who maybe have a little bit of something to prove and in Trevoh’s case, he’s got a lot to prove. There’s a lot of good publicity around him in terms of potential but he understands, and he wants to go out and deliver.”