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Young Chelsea defender joins NAC Breda on a free transfer

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Charlie Crowhurst

Former Chelsea academy product Isak Ssewankambo has found a new home. The 18-year old will be joining Eredividsie side NAC Breda on a free transfer, and will be signing a one-year deal with an option for a second.

Ssewankambo has never been one of Chelsea's more highly touted prospects, but was a useful part of several decent youth squads. He joined the club in 2010, and saw action in both the center of the defense and a deep midfield role for the junior Blues.

He's also been part of the Sweden youth setup for the past several years, and was on of their better players in a semifinal push during the UEFA U17 championships. Since that performance, he's gone on to be capped with both the U19 and U21 sides.

With Chelsea's young depth in both defense and midfield, it's hard to picture Ssewankambo getting a cameo appearance with the club. It's good to see they decided not to stand in his way when an opportunity to start his professional career presented itself, and hopefully Isak makes the most of it. Best of luck in the Netherlands.