Chelsea ready to loan out midfield starlet

Date published: Monday 7th March 2016 11:37 - Pete O'Rourke

Jordan Houghton: Chelsea midfielder going to Plymouth

Chelsea are ready to send highly-rated midfielder Jordan Houghton out on loan again, sources have told

Houghton enjoyed a spell out on loan at League One promotion hopefuls Gillingham earlier this season before returning to Chelsea in January.

The 20-year-old, who joined Gillingham at the start of the season, made 15 appearances for the club and scored his first senior goal in a 5-1 win over Fleetwood.

Houghton has yet to make his first-team debut for Chelsea, but he is highly rated within the corridors of power at Stamford Bridge.

The England Under-20 international is Chelsea’s Under-21s captain and the club feel he would be best served to go out on loan again to get some valuable first-team action under his belt.

A number of Football League clubs have expressed an interest in signing Houghton and Chelsea are now weighing up what would be the player’s best option before the loan window closes later this month.

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