8/6/2018 3:10:41 PM (GMT+3)

American Miazga joins Nantes on a season-long loan from Chelsea

American Miazga joins Nantes on a season-long loan from Chelsea

LONDON: American centre-back Matt Miazga has joined Nantes on a season-long loan from Chelsea with an option to buy, the French side confirmed on Monday.

The 23-year-old joined Premier League giants Chelsea on a four-and-a-half-year deal in 2016 after three seasons with the New York Red Bulls

He also spent the previous two seasons on loan with Chelsea partner Vitesse in the Dutch Eredivisie and made 55 league appearances, scoring three goals last year en route to a sixth place finish.

Miazga also made just two appearances for Chelsea since joining from New York Red Bulls in January 2016.

"Nantes offers its third new summer signing," Nantes said in a statement. "American central defender Matt Miazga is loaned to FC Nantes for the 2018-2019 season by Chelsea FC with an option to buy."

He has been capped seven times by the USA at international level and helped keep France's world champions in check in a 1-1 draw before the World Cup in June.

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