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Former Chelsea U23 captain Ruben Sammut left the Blues this summer after being at Chelsea since he was eight.
According to Sammut, he’s leaving Chelsea for Sunderland in order to get first team football.
“I am hoping I can hit the ground running and work my way into the first team,” Sammut told Goal. “I am 21 now. This is a pivotal time in my career, so first-team football is where I have to be playing. I am going there to try to get in the first team.
“I want to impress in pre-season and get a run of games in me and build from there. This is a great move and opportunity. I had to take it. I want to build on that and my ultimate goal is still to be a Premier League player.
“In any dream, you have to take steps. Hopefully, this is a step to achieve that goal one day.”