Chelsea make 18-year-old who made his debut last season available for loan

Chelsea youngster Leo Castledine has been made available for loan as the club look to further his development according to journalist Nizaar Kinsella.

The Blues are expected to loan out a number of youngsters this summer, and they have also sanctioned the sale of Omari Hutchinson, whilst Michael Golding is expected to join Leicester City for £5m as part of the deal for Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

The 18-year-old hasn’t yet been loaned out during his time at Chelsea and has been at the club since he joined the youth set up from Wimbledon Youth in 2020.

Chelsea make Castledine available for loan

Castledine made his debut under Mauricio Pochettino last season and the midfielder is regarded as one of the best players in his age group at Stamford Bridge.

The teenager shone in the Premier League 2 last season as he scored ten goals and provided nine assists in 18 matches, which saw him nominated for the Player of the Season award.

Kinsella has reported that Chelsea have made the England under-19 international available for loan and are hoping to complete a deal with a lower end Championship club or one of the top teams in League One.

Leo Castledine celebrates scoring for Chelsea.
Castledine has been made available for loan next season.

He adds that Chelsea aren’t prepared to entertain any permanent offers for Castledine who signed a new contract last December to tie him down at Stamford Bridge until 2027.

Castledine is unlikely to be the only Chelsea youngster going out on loan, with Lesley Ugochukwu expected to leave along with the likes of winger Angelo Gabriel and possibly Andrey Santos.

The Blues have been busy in the transfer market and have added a number of youngsters already this summer, with teenager Omari Kellyman completing his £19m from Aston Villa, whilst the club are also set to announce the signing of 18-year-old Barcelona striker Marc Guiu.

Midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is set be the next signing and the 25-year-old has reportedly signed his contract ahead of his £30m move from Leicester City.

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