‘Leaving Chelsea was the perfect decision for my career’ – Player reveals

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Former Chelsea winger Jeremie Boga has said his decision to leave Chelsea for Sassuolo was “perfect” for his career.

Boga joined the Chelsea academy as a 12 year old and made just one senior appearance for the Blues. He was sent out on loan to Rennes, Granada and Birmingham before making the permanent switch to Italy in 2018.

“Being at Chelsea and being loaned out was definitely a bit frustrating for me, but that didn’t come as a surprise either,” he told BBC Sport.

“At that time, young players weren’t given many opportunities at Chelsea, so the best option for me was to leave and mature on loan.

“I am not judging Chelsea for not giving me that much time on the pitch. Everyone has his own path and I simply followed mine.

“Maybe I could have had longer loan spells in the past, maybe two years instead of one year only, but when I decided to finally leave Chelsea to move here, I took the perfect decision for my career.

“In terms of my development, Sassuolo is exactly what I was thinking of at that time.”

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