Scunthorpe United have signed 19-year-old Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo on loan until January, as confirmed on the Chelsea official site.
Ugbo, spent time on loan with Barnsley and MK Dons last season, scoring three goals in 35 games.
He becomes one of Stuart McCall’s first signings since being appointed on Monday and could feature against Accrington Stanley on Saturday.
So is this good business for Scunthorpe?
He’s got a lot to prove, 3 goals in 34 game isn’t the sort of reward a Chelsea player should be reaping in League One, or the Championship.
Plus, both teams he played for last season were relegated.
If he reaches his potential at Scunthorpe, he could be a success.
However, if they’re struggling, is he the sort of player to roll his sleeves up and muck in?
He must have some talent to be at Chelsea in the first place.
Scunthorpe will be hoping his potential can start to be fulfilled this season in League One.
This young striker was once thought to be the next Tammy Abraham, so this could be a masterstroke
If Ugbo hits his top form, he might get the Iron moving up the league table.
A loan move to League One is the wise choice in his career at the moment; it allows him to develop his game with regular playing time.
The 19-year-old is still young but rated very highly and could turn out to be a top striker at this level.
Great first signing for Stuart McCall.
The young Chelsea striker is highly-rated at Stamford Bridge and a loan move to League One Scunthorpe looks like a fantastic bit of business from the new boss.
The England U20 international will get regulate first-team football in the third-tier and it will be the making of the young starlet who will have to get to grips with men’s football after time in the youth team at the Premier League side.