Chelsea have sent midfielder Cristian Cuevas to FC Twente.

Now 21, Cuevas joins Twente on a season-long loan. He is tied to Chelsea until 2018.

“I am very happy with this step. In Chile, we know Twente of course from Felipe Gutiérrez. Twente is a big club and I see this as a beautiful challenge,” said Cuevas.

“I’m a left back who plays with a lot of passion and gives everything for the team.”

Director Jan van Halst added: “It was known that we were still looking for a left back. It was a good idea to loan Cristian before the deadline.”