Chelsea academy graduate Jake Clarke-Salter has joined ​Championship side ​Sunderland on loan for the rest of the season.


The highly-rated centre-half made a single appearance for Antonio Conte this term, coming off the bench in the League Cup victory over​ Nottingham Forest back in September. 


Over the course of his Career in west London he has made just a single ​Premier League appearance, back in 2006 against ​Aston Villa.

​The 20-year-old has been at Stamford Bridge since the age of eight and has won multiple UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup medals.

Clarke-Salter was also part of the U20 World Cup squad with England in June and has since been promoted to the U21 set-up.


The man John Terry once described as his long term replacement, was jubilant at making the switch to the Stadium of Light and manager Chris Coleman shared his delight: 


"You don't play for a club like ​Chelsea unless you have tremendous ability and I'm sure he will be able to demonstrate that for ​Sunderland," ​claimed the former Wales coach.

"Jake is exactly the type of hungry young player I have spoken about and he has shown me just how keen he is to come to here and play in front of our supporters."


Clarke-Salter revealed that Coleman was the main reason he agreed to make the switch, claiming his "mind was made up then," after receiving the call from the manager.