Birmingham City Beat Off Competition To Sign Chelsea’s Jake Clarke-Salter

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21 year old Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter has joined Birmingham City on loan for the 2019/20 season after signing a new contract with the club.

Clarke-Salter spent last season on loan at Vitesse in the Netherlands, where he made 28 appearances in the Eredivisie.

He has previously played in the Championship for Sunderland and now returns to the English second tier with a switch to Birmingham.

Several Championship clubs were interested in the 21 year old defender but Birmingham beat off competition for the defender.

The terms of the loan allow Clarke-Salter to appear for Birmingham City in both the EFL and FA Cup.

Clarke-Salter made his Premier League debut aged 18 in a 4-0 win at Aston Villa. He lifted two UEFA Youth League titles with Chelsea, three FA Youth Cups and was part of the England squad that triumphed at the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea in 2017.

The 21-year old’s Chelsea contract extension commits him to the club until at least 2022.

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