Gael force set to blow ’em away on loan
BOLTON loan signing Gael Kakuta admits he had no option but to look for first-team football elsewhere because of the long list of talent ahead of him in the Chelsea ranks.
The 20-year-old turned down the chance to return to Fulham, where he spent time on loan last season, after asking the opinion of striker Daniel Sturridge, who joined Wanderers for a four-month spell in January.
And the young Frenchman said he had to leave Stamford Bridge to prevent himself becoming frustrated.
“When you’re young you have to be patient because you have some big players at Chelsea who have plenty of international and club experience,” he said.
“There were about seven or eight players in front of me with experience and that is the reason I came here.
“I need to play as I am 20 years old. I need to get some experience and not play just 20 minutes a week.”
He added: “Bolton is a great club. I chose to come here because I think it is the right place for me to come to improve.
“I asked Daniel how Bolton was and he said the people here were great and that I would enjoy it a lot.
“He said the coach (Owen Coyle) gave him a lot of confidence. If he trusts me and gives me confidence I will be able to do my best.”
Kakuta was one of a trio of late signings made by Coyle.
David Ngog joined for £4m from Liverpool and Man City defender Dedryck Boyata, 20, arrived on loan.
Coyle said: “All three are young, exciting players and when you have that enthusiasm and ability it is up to you to go show what you can do.”
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