Posted on: Fri 11 Feb 2011

Jeffrey Bruma has signed on loan with Championship side Leicester City until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old Dutchman links up with Chelsea and Holland Under-21 team-mate Patrick van Aanholt who has spent the last few weeks working under Sven Goran Eriksson at the Walkers Stadium.

Leicester are currently eighth in the second tier of English football, chasing a top-six play-off position that could propel them back into the Premier League for the first time since 2004.

It is Bruma's first loan deal since signing youth terms with Chelsea in 2008. He has played nine times in total for the first team, appearing six times this season.

He was also a member of the 2007-08 FA Youth Cup runners-up side as a schoolboy, and scored in the first leg of last season's final against Aston Villa.