Chelsea young-forward Alex Kiwomya has left the Premier League champions on a short-term loan deal to League One side Fleetwood Town.
The England U19 winger has become the latest Chelsea player after defender Papy Djilobodji (who joined Werder Bremen on a loan deal for the remaining season) to embark upon a temporary spell away from Stamford Bridge, with Fleetwood Town confirming on Thursday (21 January) that they have agreed to secure his services on a short-term loan deal.
“Fleetwood Town have agreed to sign Chelsea forward Alex Kiwomya on loan until 20th February,” the League One outfit revealed in a report publicized on their official website. “The 19-year-old, who has been capped at numerous age levels by England, will go straight into Steven Pressley’s squad for this weekend’s game against Doncaster Rovers.”
Kiwomya is now set to move to Highbury Stadium in order to boost the battle against relegation that currently sees Fleetwood Town suspended just one point above the bottom four after a 1-1 draw with Colchester, who are also battling against relegation.
A Chelsea statement said: “The pacy 19-year-old, who has won the Under-21s Premier League, UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup with Chelsea, has one previous loan spell at Barnsley who like Fleetwood were in League One.
“Kiwomya has represented England from Under-16 through to Under-19 levels.”
The 19-year-old joined the Chelsea’s youth academy from Rotherham as a youngster, but has since spent time on loan at Barnsley last year, making five appearance.
Explaining the deal, Fleetwood Town manager Steven Pressley said: “Alex is a very quick attacking wide player and he gives us good flexibility in that area. He is a player with high potential and he fits the type of profile that we are looking for. We have to bring players in that are different to what we already have and he is certainly different.”