Official: 21-year-old Chelsea player leaves club on Season-Long Loan

According to reports, Chelsea goalkeeper Jamie Cumming has completed a season-long loan move to League One side Gillingham.

The 21-year-old leaves for a second consecutive loan move following a successful season at League Two side Stevenage last season.

The shot-stopper has now departed on loan to the Gills, as confirmed by both clubs.

Cumming joined the Chelsea academy at the age of eight and has worked his way through the ranks. His highlight during the academy days was saving three penalties in a UEFA Youth League semi-final shoutout against FC Porto.

Cumming was named on the first team’s substitutes bench as the Blues won the Europa League under Maurizio Sarri in 2019 after an impressive season with the academy.

This pre-season, the young shot-stopper featured in Chelsea’s pre-season friendly against Peterborough United as the Blues were looking for a third choice goalkeeper.

However, with Cumming departing on loan, the search will go on as he heads out for more game time ahead of the new season.

Last season Cumming kept an impressive 18 clean sheets in all competitions for Stevenage as he gained admirers.