Chelsea keeper Mitchell Beeney joins Newport County on loan


Chelsea have agreed on a deal to loan their U21 goalkeeper Mitchell Beeney to Newport County for a month.

The 20-year-old English keeper has joined the League Two club and tweeted about his delight after completing the move.

Beeney could make his debut for the League Two club later today when Newport face York. However, the Chelsea youngster needs to sort out his Premier League clearance and international clearance in time.

Beeney has been key part of the Chelsea youth side that secured the Under-21 Premier League and the FA Cup. Although the Under-20 England international is yet to make his senior debut with Chelsea, he is highly rated by the academy staff and could break into the first team within the next few years.

The young English keeper was a part of Jose Mourinho’s squad last season, after establishing himself as the first choice Under-21 goalkeeper. His impressive performances for the youth side earned him the role of a backup goalkeeper for the first team late in the season after the Blues had clinched the Premier League title.

The talented young goalkeeper joined Chelsea’s academy back in 2007 from Gillingham’s Centre of Excellence and signed a new contract at the club back in February 2014 which is set to run until the end of the 2017-18 season.

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