(Image): Confirmed: Another Chelsea youngster departs the club on a permanent deal

Chelsea have confirmed the permanent departure of another young rising star.

After refusing to sign a new extended contract with Chelsea, midfielder Lewis Bate has joined Leeds United on a permanent deal.

The 18-year old has never played a senior match for Chelsea or for anyone in fact, but he is a highly rated young player with a massive future.

He clearly just didn’t see a fast route into the Chelsea first-team and decided on a different route.

As you can see below, Leeds United confirmed the transfer this Thursday morning…

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