We are delighted to confirm the season-long loan signing of exciting winger Dion Rankine from Premier League side Chelsea.
The 20-year-old linked up with the Grecians at the pre-season training camp in Cornwall, and took part in the team’s surfing social at Sennen Cove on Wednesday. City is the first loan move of Barnet born youngster’s career.
Rankine joined the Stamford Bridge side as a 14-year-old from Cambridge United and excelled through the age groups with his technical ability and vision in the final third of the pitch.
He signed his first senior deal with the Blues in October 2019 and has been a regular through the age groups, featuring heavily during the Development Squad’s 2022/23 Premier League 2 campaign.
"Dion is someone we were interested in for his speed and his ability in one v one situations," Gary Caldwell said of his new capture.
"I think he will bring competition to that right hand side. It's always pretty difficult to get someone on loan from Chelsea so we're delighted we've been able to do that.
"He's a very similar profile to Josh Key and he provides a real attacking threat."