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New Chelsea signing flies to Los Angeles to undergo knee surgery



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New Chelsea signing Jimmy-Jay Morgan has flown to the United States to undergo knee surgery ahead of his road to recovery from injury.

The 17-year-old completed his move to Chelsea from Southampton last month in a deal reportedly worth up to £6 million including add-ons.

“In signing Jimmy-Jay we have added a player with good potential to our Academy squads,” said Head of Youth Development and Recruitment Jim Fraser.

“His ability marks him out as an exciting striker and we are delighted he has chosen Chelsea for this next, important stage of his development.”

After his switch back to Chelsea having previously left the club, Morgan’s medical flagged up some problems with his knee.

It was then decided Morgan, who signed a deal with Chelsea until 2026, would undergo knee surgery which could keep him out for around three months.

Now the forward has posted on Instagram of him flying to Los Angeles to undergo the required surgery to allow him to begin his rehabilitation programme back at Cobham.

As reported by Nathan Gissing, the teenager’s surgery is set to take place on Friday. Both Chelsea and Morgan will hope the surgery is successful.

Morgan has been part of an aggressive transfer strategy by the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital ownership who have sought to buy the best young talents across the world.

It saw the likes of David Datro Fofana, Andrey Santos and Malo Gusto acquired in January which added to the summer arrivals of Carney Chukwuemeka and Cesare Casadei.