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Young striker joins Crawley on a season-long loan.

1 September 2022

Crawley Town Football Club is delighted to confirm that striker Caleb Chukwuemeka has joined the club on loan for the remainder of the season with an obligation to buy.

Chukwuemeka started his career at Northampton Town and joined Corby Town on loan in February 2020, where he made three appearances in the league, scoring once. Caleb made his senior debut for Northampton Town in September 20202 as a late substitute in a 2-2 draw with AFC Wimbledon before starting his first match for the club four days later in a 4-0 Carabao Cup defeat to Bristol City. Chukwuemeka scored his first league goal later that month with Northampton's third goal in a 3-2 victory over Wigan Athletic in October 2021.

In August 2021, Chukwuemeka signed for Premier League Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee. Caleb entered the Villans Academy. Caleb made his Aston Villa debut as a substitute for his brother Carney in a 6-0 EFL Cup victory over Barrow. He was awarded the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award in September 2021, having scored five goals in three matches.

More recently, Chukwuemeka had a short loan spell with Scottish Premiership side Livingston.

Speaking on Caleb’s move to the Reds, Kevin Betsy said: “Caleb is a player that I have known for some time. This is a real coup for the club, given the level of interest in his talents from a higher level. A versatile forward who can play anywhere across the front line. He will be a threat for us, and we look forward to welcoming him to the club. We thank Aston Villa for their support in this deal. It shows that we have the trust of some big Premier League clubs in their younger players.”

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