Season-long loan deals have been agreed in the last couple of days for two of Chelsea’s most exciting Development Squad players for the upcoming campaign.
The 20 year-old goalkeeper has agreed a loan deal with League Two Stevenage FC for the upcoming campaign. Cumming had been acting as third-choice goalkeeper for Chelsea last season whilst playing regularly for the development squad.
He has played between the sticks in Chelsea’s FA Youth Cup triumphs in both 2017 and 2018, and was the hero of the UEFA Youth League Semi Final Shootout against Porto in that campaign as well.
Cumming has not been exposed to regular first-team football before, with experience limited to a handful of Checkatrade Trophy fixtures against League One and League Two clubs. He will most likely he the first choice goalkeeper for Stevenage, with a campaign of fifty matches or more an exciting prospect for him.
Stevenage will commence their 2020/21 campaign in the Carabao Cup First Round against Portsmouth on September 5th.
Ike Ugbo has signed a contract extension with Chelsea and will be heading to Belgium to play the 2020/21 campaign with Pro League outfit Cercle Brugge.
He has been out on loan for the past three seasons, spending the previous campaign at Jupiler League side Roda JC, scoring 13 goals in 28 appearances. The young attacker has previously spent time at Barnsley, MK Dons and Scunthorpe United in the lower leagues.
Ugbo has yet to appear for Chelsea at senior level, but he has represented England at Under-17 and Under-20 age groups; winning the Toulon Tournament with the latter.
Ike Ugbo has been with Chelsea since the age of nine, and will he hoping to have another breakout campaign on loan to improve first-team prospects.
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