Ex-Chelsea keeper Jamal Blackman moves to Los Angeles FC on free transfer after he is released from Blues
LOS ANGELES FC have snapped up free agent Jamal Blackman after he was released by Chelsea.
The goalkeeper has been on the books on the Blues from U13 stage however has struggled to make an affect on the primary staff.
Blackman, 27, has been shipped out on mortgage to six completely different golf equipment throughout England and Sweden since 2016.
He moves to California with LAFC sitting eighth in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference.
“Jamal is a talented goalkeeper and an important addition to the club” LAFC co-president John Thorrington stated in a press release.
“We look forward to welcoming him and are confident that he will prove to be a great fit with his skills and experience.”
Blackman has represented England at youth-team stage and spent final season out on mortgage within the Championship with Rotherham.
He made 28 appearances and saved 6 clear sheets for the Millers however couldn’t stop them from being relegated.
Standing at 6ft 6in tall, Blackman makes for an imposing presence between the sticks and can compete with Pablo Sisniega and Tomas Romero for a beginning function in LA.
Blackman will play below former Swansea boss Bob Bradley at Banc of California Stadium.
The Black and Gold have notched eight wins in 23 matches to this point this season.
They journey to Austin on Thursday, contemporary from a slim 3-2 victory over Real Salt Lake City on Monday evening.