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Chelsea talent George McEachran has today joined Dutch side SC Cambuur on loan until the end of the season.
It is deadline day here in the Premier League and there has been so much speculation in the media about the possible comings and goings to and from Stamford Bridge during the transfer window, as Frank Lampard seeks to get some very late deals done.
But we almost missed the news that young McEachran has managed to secure himself a move away from the club as he will now spend the rest of the season over in the Dutch Leagues.
The midfielder, 19, signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea in July 2019 ahead of the current season, having been part of the Academy since the age of eight.
McEachran has yet to make his senior debut, though he did make the bench in two Europa League games last year, including in the last group match against Hungarian side Videoton and the final against Arsenal as well.
The Dutch side announced: “With George we’re getting someone with technique, a good understanding of the game and running ability. He links the play well and, with his qualities, is a welcome reinforcement.”
Tariq Lamptey has opened up on his decision to leave Chelsea during the January transfer window.
A member of England’s squad at the 2019 Under-19 European Championships, he has also made two appearances in the FA Cup this season, but despite reports in the media suggesting that we were hoping to tie him down to a new deal, he has now agreed a three-year deal with Brighton.
And one the move, he told the Brighton website: ‘It was a really tough decision to leave as I’ve been at Chelsea since the age of seven and seen it all the way to the under-23s, and then the first team.
‘He’s the type of player they need’ ‘It was a proud moment when I made my Premier League debut, but I felt that it was the right time to start a new chapter and come to this brilliant club.
‘The manager and the club have shown great faith in bringing me here. I just hope I can repay their trust, and help the club reach their goals and objectives.
‘I’m quick, tenacious, I’ve got good skills and am good in one-v-one situations both offensively and defensively. I give everything for the team and I don’t stop smiling!
‘Because of my position, I look at people like Dani Alves for way he plays as an attacking full-back. He loves to get up and down and is someone who plays with flair and tenacity.
‘I also like [N’Golo] Kante because he’s got great work rate. Someone who I also looked up to, although he was not in the same position as me, was Ronaldinho because of his positive outlook on football.’
Chelsea youngster Charlie Brown managed to secure a late deadline day loan move away from the club
Fans were fed a lot of transfer talk over the last few weeks as it seemed that Frank Lampard was going to do a whole load of business to improve the side and give the club more of a chance to get back inside the top four.
But despite all the speculation and rumours in the media, the boss failed to get any transfer business for first team players done, and instead the Blues secured a number of deals for the academy players instead.
Now, we have managed to secure a loan deal for the talented Brown, who has five goals in 18 appearances this season for our development squad side, as he is joining Belgian club Royale Union Saint-Gilloise. It is his first loan.
Brown joined us from Ipswich Town in the summer of 2016 and enjoyed a prolific maiden season for the Under-18s, notching 10 goals in 20 league appearances, most of which were as a substitute. That form was rewarded with a development squad debut before the end of the campaign.
Last season Brown was topscorer across our Academy sides with 20 goals from 31 appearances. He signed a new contract in October 2018, committing him to Chelsea until the summer of 2021.