Rennes (France) (AFP) – Lorient on Tuesday announced the arrival of Chelsea defensive midfielder Trevoh Chalobah on a one-season loan without an option to buy.
Chalobah, who is 21, is a product of the Chelsea youth system. He was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, but has captained England at every level from under-16 to under-20.
His older brother Nathaniel, who is at Watford, is an England intentional.
Trevoh, who is 1.90 metres (6ft 3in) tall, spent the last two years playing in the English championship, first on loan at Ipswich and last season on loan at Huddersfield.
“Chalobah is easy in possession, tough in the tackle and quick across the ground,” said Chelsea announcing the loan on their website.
Lorient are returning to Ligue 1 after winning promotion because they were top of the second division when the coronavirus pandemic halted the French season.
“Trevoh is a young player with a lot of experience,” said Lorient coach Christophe Pelissier.
“He has built up a character that allows him to play at the highest level and to fight to stay there. A versatile player, since he can also play in central defence, Trevoh has an athletic profile that complements our squad.”
25+ Channels With Sports & News
- Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
- Watch Premier League, Liga MX, MLS & World Cup
- Includes ESPN, FOX, Univision, TUDN and more
Favorite Leagues At The Best Price
- Starting price: $7.99/mo. for Live TV Package
- Watch Argentine league, Brasileirāo and Copa Libertadores
- Includes beIN SPORTS, GolTV, TyC Sports and more
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
- Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
- Features LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, Copa del Rey & more
- Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
Live TV, Soccer & Originals
- Starting price: $4.99/mo.
- Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & more
- Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
- Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
- Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
- Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
Get All 3 And Save 30%
- $13.99/mo. for ESPN+, Disney+ & Hulu
- Includes Bundesliga, LaLiga, NHL & the home to UFC
- Features Marvel, Star Wars + shows & movies for your entire family