Livingston FC is pleased to announce the signing of 19-year-old forward Caleb Chukwuemeka on-loan until the end of the season from English Premier League side Aston Villa.
Caleb joined Aston Villa from Northampton Town in the Summer and made his debut for the club in August within days of signing, coming off the bench to replace his brother in a 6-0 EFL Cup win away to Barrow.
Since then, Caleb has spent this season playing for the Aston Villa U23 side in the Premier League 2, Division 2 where he’s racked up 7 goals and 4 assists in 11 appearances so far.
Prior to moving to Villa Park, Caleb enjoyed his senior breakthrough season, playing 28 times for Northampton in English League 1 in 2020/21.
On Caleb’s arrival, manager David Martindale said: “Caleb comes with quite a big reputation from the staff at Aston Villa and I’m sure he’s going to compliment the squad very well. I’m sure our fans are going to enjoy watching Caleb play.
“He can play anywhere across the front 3 and will give us different options in the forthcoming games as he offers a very different skill set to what we have at the club already.
“He has played a fair bit of mens football at Northampton Town in English League 1 and that will stand him in good stead going forward.
“Caleb will wear the number 23 jersey and go straight into the match day squad against Dundee.
“There is a host of individuals we have to thank for their help in getting the deal over the line – Steven Gerrard, Mile Jedinak, Aston Villa, Caleb himself and his agent Jason Green. All involved have shown their trust in Livingston FC to develop Caleb even further and we take great pride in bringing players in on loan with a view to sending them back to their parent clubs as better players.
“So a big thanks to all the above and a huge welcome to Caleb who we will all see in the Livingston shirt very soon.”
Welcome to the club, Caleb!