The Chelsea supporting punters here in the Transfer Tavern are somewhat perplexed this afternoon, with reports of a swift exit for a developing star.
West London Sport state Chelsea youngster Patrick Bamford has a choice between three clubs as he looks to secure a move away from Stamford Bridge, with Middlesbrough, Hull City and Norwich City all vying for his signature.
The ex-Nottingham Forest trainee hasn’t been given a chance in the first-team yet and fans fear they may regret letting the striker leave, with Bamford making an impression on-loan at Middlesbrough last season.
One punter, who likes all variants of football, is having a cheeky afternoon cocktail when he spies that the Blues are happy to sell the youngster, although they will look to include a buy-back clause in any permanent deal they opt to take.
The type of deal is very common on the continent and one Blues fan who is chatting to the landlord thinks it would be a very shrewd move for Chelsea to pull off.
Chelsea fans… Should Bamford be in the first-team? Does he need to go out on loan or should the club flog him? Let us know in the comments below!