Chelsea had high hopes for Jeremie Boga before he moved to pastures new. During his youth career with the Blues, Boga won the FA Youth Cup twice, and a UEFA Youth league title.
The French-born youngster moved to London at 8-years-old due to his father’s career. Educated in the capital, Boga soon found himself representing Chelsea at youth level. Having trained with the first-team squad, the youngster was shipped out on loan. First back to France for a season with Rennes, and the following season with La Liga club Granada.
To the surprise of many he returned in the summer of 2017 to become a part of Antonio Conte’s first-team plans. The Ivory Coast international, made his debut as a starter in the Blues’ opening day of the season defeat to Burnley. However, he was substituted after 18-minutes, following the sending off of Gary Cahill.
A couple of weeks later, Boga was sent out on loan again, this time to Championship club Birmingham City. The West-Midlands club struggled, narrowly avoiding relegation to league one.
Returning at the end of the 2017/18 season, Boga completed a £3.5m move to mid-table Serie A club Sassuolo. During his first season, he made 27-appearances, scoring three-goals.
Fast forward 18-months, following some decent form, Boga is a reported target of Spanish giants Barcelona, according to Spanish publication, Sport.
Boga has netted four-goals, from 13-Serie A appearances this campaign, adding two assists. It is suggested the La Liga club spoke to Sassuolo officials on a recent trip to Italy.
The Daily Mail believe Boga could be an option for Frank Lampard to boost the ranks at Stamford Bridge. The report claims Chelsea inserted a buy-back clause that could see the youngster return for the price they paid – £3.5m.
During his career Boga has predominantly played as a winger, mainly on the left-hand-side. However, he’s also featured on the right many times, and also as an attacking-midfielder. On occasions, the Ivorian has even played as a centre-forward during his time in Serie A
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