Chelsea youth team player, Ike Ugbo has sealed another loan deal that takes him away from Stamford Bridge, following interest expressed in his servicers by lower division side, Scunthorpe United.
Ugtbo on Thursday officially joined the English League One side in a season’s loan deal, after Scunthorpe’s new manager, Stuart McCall made the lad his first signing priority for the summer.
McCall has set a target to take Scunthorpe top of the table, and believes the Nigerian-born England youth international can help him achieve the aim.
Ugbo, who has previously had loan spells with MK Dons and Barnsley, made 34 outings in total for both clubs – 17 each.
Scunthorpe are currently 18th in League One, with just a win in their last five outings, and hope to get a boost from Ugbo, who netted twice for The Dons and once for Barnsley during relegation campaigns with both sides.
He was an integral part of England’s under-20 team that won the 2017 Toulon Youth Invitational Tournament, with a goal to show in three appearances.
Scunthorpe confirmed that they have signed Ugbo on loan until January from Chelsea and he will wear number nine jersey with the team.
It means the 19-year-old Ugbo is the fourth Nigerian player to be loaned out by Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
Previously, Ola Aina, Kenneth Omeruo and Fikayo Tomori were loaned out by The Blues to Torino, CD Leganes and Derby County for the whole of the 2018-2019 season.