Loan signing: Black Cats secure Clarke-Salter

Sunderland AFC have completed the loan signing of Chelsea FC defender Jake Clarke-Salter.

The 20-year-old becomes Chris Coleman’s first signing as Sunderland boss, joining until the end of the season.

Clarke-Salter featured prominently as England under-20s won the FIFA World Cup last summer, having represented the Three Lions throughout his youth.

A product of the Blues’ academy, he made his senior Premier League debut for Chelsea in 2016, before joining Bristol Rovers on a season-long loan last year.

Speaking about the signing, manager Chris Coleman said: “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.”

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