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Trevoh Chalobah: Ipswich Town finalise loan move for Chelsea youngster

Trevoh Chalobah has joined Ipswich Town on loan. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have signed Chelsea youngster Trevoh Chalobah on a season-long loan.

The 18-year-old becomes manager Paul Hurst's first new signing since taking over at Portman Road.

Chalobah, who is the younger brother of Watford midfielder Nathaniel, recently trained with England's senior team ahead of the World Cup and was part of the England under 19 team that won the European Championship in 2017.

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Chelsea have now sanctioned a loan deal for the defender who has yet to make his first team debut.

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"He's very comfortable on the ball, and he's a very good player," said Hurst.

"He's at an age where people might question him as he's a bit young. There will be demands put on him that he might not have encountered in the past but from speaking to him I know he's hungry to succeed.

"I like players who maybe have a little bit of something to prove and in Trevoh's case, he's got a lot to prove. There's a lot of good publicity around him in terms of potential but he understands, and he wants to go out and deliver."

David McGoldrick is now a free agent. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Town have also revealed that striker David McGoldrick has left the club.

The 30-year-old made more than 130 appearances for Ipswich since joining on a permanent deal in 2013, but has struggled with injuries in recent seasons.

Ipswich reported back for pre-season training on Monday, and Hurst told ITV News Anglia that work is ongoing to bring in new faces as soon as possible.

"The owner knows what I want to do, and we're working hard behind the scenes," he said.

"I think, particularly when you move up the levels, maybe things don't happen quite as quickly in general. I don't think there's been that much activity, in truth, in The Championship.

"Yes, there's been some signings of course, but not too many. So, we have to be patient but I'm sure there'll be some new players for everyone to look forward to."

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