Kakuta: I had to get away

BY foxsports • September 6, 2011

The 20-year-old turned down the chance to return to Fulham, where he spent time on loan last season, after asking the opinion of striker Daniel Sturridge who joined Wanderers for a four-month spell in January. And the young Frenchman said he had to temporarily leave Stamford Bridge to prevent himself becoming frustrated. "When you're young you have to be patient because you have big players at Chelsea that have lots of international and club experience," he said. "There were about seven or eight players in front of me with experience and that is the reason I came here. "We will see what the coach (Andre Villas-Boas) will do, whether he will keep everyone or move some players. "But I need to play as I am 20 years old. I need to get some experience and not play just 20 minutes a week. "Bolton is a great club. I chose to come here because I think it is the right place for me to come to improve. "I was supposed to go to Fulham and at the last minute Chelsea told me Bolton were interested. "I asked Daniel how Bolton was and he said the people here were great and I would enjoy it a lot. "He said the coach (Owen Coyle) gave him a lot of confidence. If he trusts me and gives me confidence I will be able to do my best. "It will be a great thing for me to go back to Chelsea with more experience as the coach will trust me more at the weekend and I will be more of a first-team player." Kakuta was one of a trio of signings made late by Coyle, with the emphasis all on youth as Liverpool striker David Ngog, 22, joined for £4million and Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata, 20, arrived on loan. "Any signing you make is a gamble, whether they be 18 or 34 because they come into a new club and have to get used to that environment," said the Wanderers boss. "But I've always felt that any club I have been in charge of, it is an environment which is conducive to people coming in. "I think all three are young, exciting players, and when you have that enthusiasm and ability when you get a chance it is up to you to go show what you can do. "We brought them here in the belief they can make an impact - that is why they are here. "Particularly with David, we spent money on a player who we think will grow and take the club on rather than paying a fee for someone who is 32 and whose value depreciates from the moment you sign them. "At every club I have been at I have looked to sign young players and invest in that value and look to bring them on, and particularly so with strikers. "If David scores goals that value will soar, and I would expect it to do because of his quality."

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