Alex Kiwomya has become the latest Chelsea player to embark upon a temporary spell away from Stamford Bridge, with Fleetwood Town confirming on 21 January that they have agreed to sign him on a short-term loan deal. The England U19 winger moves to Highbury Stadium in order to boost a battle against relegation that currently sees Steven Pressley's side perched just one point above the bottom four following a 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Colchester.
"Fleetwood Town have agreed to sign Chelsea forward Alex Kiwomya on loan until 20th February," the League One outfit revealed in a statement released on their official website. "The 19-year-old, who has been capped at numerous age levels by England, will go straight into Steven Pressley's squad for this weekend's game against Doncaster Rovers."
Explaining the deal, Pressley said: "Alex is a very quick attacking wide player and he gives us good flexibility in that area. He is a player with high potential and he fits the type of profile that we are looking for. We have to bring players in that are different to what we already have and he is certainly different."
Kiwomya, a graduate of Chelsea's youth academy whose only previous experience of senior football came with five third-tier appearances for Barnsley last season, had initially created confusion over his next move by tweeting that he was "en route to Blackpool".
He later clarified that mistake, however, adding: "Happy to have signed on loan to @ftfc, staying in Blackpool, been told it's cold by the sea."
Kiwomya follows Papy Djilobodji in securing a loan move away from Chelsea. Earlier today, the forgotten defender joined Werder Bremen for the remainder of the 2015-16 season after playing just one minute of senior football since being signed by Jose Mourinho in a £3m ($4.2m) deal from Nantes in September 2015.
January's other departure saw full-back Wallace return to his native Brazil with Gremio until June 2017 quickly after returning from a stint with Serie A newcomers Carpi. Highly rated midfielder John Swift has also had his loan spell with Brentford extended until May.