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Young Chelsea midfielder joins Jeremie Boga at Granada on loan

We now have another reason to watch Granada next season.

Granada CF have today announced the loan signing of Chelsea's 19-year-old Ivorian central midfielder Victorien Angban.

Angban will join the Spanish outfit on a season-long loan, joining fellow Chelsea loanee Jeremie Boga among Granada's new recruits, who also include Arsenal's Jon Toral. The Pozzo family, famously known for their ownership of and player-sharing between many clubs (including Watford and Udinese), have recently renounced ownership of Granada, hence explaining the side's new young recruits.

Along with Cristian Cuevas (who travelled with the first team to Austria) and Jhoao Rodriguez, Angban spent last season on loan at Belgian side STVV and impressed enough to earn his first international cap for Cote d'Ivoire.  His loan spell at STVV was marred by injury and disciplinary suspensions, but Angban is an obvious talent who was a long-term trialist with Chelsea (a la Bertrand Traoré) before finally signing 18 months ago. After being linked with Borussia Monchengladbach earlier, he will be Chelsea's third loanee in the La Liga this season.

Best of luck to him; hopefully, he sees plenty of minutes on the pitch this season and continues to impress.

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