Marc Guehi

Swansea City seal loan move for Chelsea defender Marc Guehi

10th January
First team

Swansea City has completed the signing of Chelsea defender Marc Guehi on loan until the end of the season.

Guehi – who will wear the Swans number two jersey - trained with his new team-mates on Thursday and is available for selection for Sunday’s South Wales derby against Cardiff.

The 19-year-old, who plays primarily at centre-back but can also operate on either flank, previously worked with Swans boss Steve Cooper in the England age-grade setup.

Guehi was part of the side that secured Under-17 World Cup glory under Cooper in 2017, and he will link up with another member of that squad – Rhian Brewster – following the Liverpool forward’s arrival in SA1 earlier this week.

Like Brewster, who himself had a spell in the Chelsea academy, Guehi was on the scoresheet in the final of that tournament as England comprehensively beat Spain 5-2.

Marc Guehi

Born in the Ivory Coast, Guehi was signed by Chelsea at under-eight level and progressed through the Blues’ youth ranks, enjoying considerable success along the way.

He helped the Stamford Bridge club’s under-18s win a treble of trophies in 2017, and they went one better the following season as they sealed a quadruple, only failing to land the UEFA Youth Cup – in which they lost the final to Barcelona - in a remarkable campaign.

Signing a first professional deal in September 2017, he has progressed to the club’s under-19 and under-23 squads, and has won six caps for England at under-21 level.

This season he has made the first-team breakthrough at Chelsea, making his debut in the Carabao Cup win over Grimsby and going on to feature against Manchester United in the same competition.