All love stories come to an end. The bond between a player and the club could be strong that it would be hard to say goodbyes. The exuberant celebrations of victory and the expressions of passion can forever be a shared memory crested in their hearts like a monument.
Most times, players exit from clubs can be a divorce of convenience than a marriage of convenience with the promise of happy ever after. Lack of playing time, contractual disputes, impalpable discords, lack of player/club ambition, being surplus to requirements and possibly player attitude can be reasons for a player’s possible exit from a club. However, it is expedient that in the eventuality of an exit, bridges should not be burnt and walls should not be built by both the player and the club. It should be done amicably in the best interest of the both parties.
During the summer, there will surely be exits out of virtually all the clubs worldwide. Chelsea are no exception, so in this regard, let’s identify 4 players that will possibly exit Chelsea and with possible reasons for this and also due considerations:
Chelsea’s captain, legend and leader certainly has his name written in the club’s history book. Arguably, he is the club’s most decorated player and his feats achieved over the years has done well to endear him to the Chelsea faithful. He’s certainly a true blue and joins the hall of fame of celebrated loyal one-club players. He’s fondly called “Mr. Chelsea” as his passion for the club never deserts him. But his love affair with the club is gradually reaching breaking point. The necessity of Conte’s tactical switch has seen his role reduced at the club. With no offer of a new deal yet, this summer could just be the time Chelsea’s greatest defender calls time on his Chelsea career.
VERDICT: Possibilities could be a last shot at either the Chinese Super League (CSL) or Major League Soccer (MLS) or better still retire and take up a role at Chelsea.
The young Belgian striker has found opportunities limited in his first season at the club. A couple of outings in the FA Cup & League Cup have been the only avenue Chelsea fans have really seen their £33m summer signing. He’s one for the future and certainly needs game time to build his fortes and eventually become the great player he’s been earmarked to be.
VERDICT: A loan deal in a modest and ambitious club in any of Europe’s top four league would be ideal as this will provide ample game time for him to make the quantum leap in his career.
The physically imposing young academy graduate is surely a future prospect for the club. For his dream of becoming a Chelsea regular and one of the best midfielders in the world to come true, the midfielder must now be ready to take chances albeit, in another club temporarily.
VERDICT: A loan deal in the Premier league similar to the strategy used by the club in the Romelu Lukaku case could provide the spark the young lion needs to get his career firing on all cylinders.
The Dutch defender’s career looks to have stalled after his loan deal to Bournemouth was cut short by the club in the window transfer window. After making huge progress in the first half of the season at Bournemouth, it was foolhardy for the club to bring him back with still limited of opportunities at his disposal.
VERDICT: A season-long loan deal would be beneficial to the defender’s prospect of becoming an accomplished player and one that will be a difference maker in years to come.
Let’s hope for the best…cheers!