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Chelsea youngster becomes Marcelo Bielsa’s first Leeds signing

Marcelo Bielsa has made his first signing since taking over as manager of Leeds United, after agreeing a deal to take Lewis Baker from Chelsea on a season-long loan.

A graduate of the Chelsea academy, the midfielder has only ever made one appearance for Chelsea, a three minute cameo as a substitute against Derby County in January 2014.

Instead his senior career has featured a series of loan moves, with spells at Sheffield Wednesday, Milton Keynes Dons, and Middlesbrough all on his CV, as well as two stints with Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem, during the second of which he helped the Dutch side win their domestic cup.

Now the 23-year old is scheduled to spend next season at Elland Road, reports The Daily Mail, as he continues to try and convince, the next Chelsea manager, whoever that may be, that he is worth a chance at Stamford Bridge.

Baker has represented England at under-17, under-19 and under-20 levels, and was part of the side that won the Toulon Tournament two years ago.

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