BRUMA DEPARTURE FINALISED

Posted on: Tue 23 Jul 2013

International clearance was last night completed for the transfer of Jeffrey Bruma to PSV Eindhoven, bringing to an end the Dutch defender's time as a Chelsea player.

Born in Rotterdam, Bruma was a product of Chelsea's Academy, having joined the club as a schoolboy in 2007. He went on to play a key role in our run to that season's FA Youth Cup final, making his first-team debut as a 17-year-old during the 2009/10 campaign, and featuring a total of 10 times in Chelsea colours during that and the next season.

After making a full international debut, Bruma spent the second half of the 2010/11 campaign on loan with Leicester City in the Championship, playing 11 times and scoring twice from defensive midfield.

That summer he joined Hamburg on loan in Germany, establishing himself as a regular in the side, making 23 appearances and adding another two goals. The move was a success and at the end of the season, it was announced he would stay on for a further year. His second season in the Bundesliga saw less action, with just 10 league starts.

Bruma now returns to his homeland with PSV, where he will link up with former Blue Boudewijn Zenden, who has been appointed in their Academy coaching setup. Chelsea Football Club wishes them both success in their future careers.