For the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern, Branislav Ivanovic’s time at Stamford Bridge is running out…
The veteran Serb has been at Chelsea since 2008, and during that time he has cemented himself as one of the best players in the London side’s illustrious history.
He has won everything, with accolades like the Premier League and Champions League undoubtedly his most impressive.
However, fast forward to 2016 – and Ivanovic has begun to draw the ire of the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern. His performances in recent years have not been up to par, and that has led to Antonio Conte dropping the Serbian defender this season in favour of Victor Moses.
In his absence, the Blues’ form has improved drastically – and for many of the Chelsea fans in the Tavern, Ivanovic’s Chelsea departure is quickly becoming an inevitability.
His contract expires at the end of the season, and it had been widely expected in the Tavern that Ivanovic could look to move in January ahead of that expiration – but that does not appear to be the case.
As per the Bleacher Report, Branislav Ivanovic does, reportedly, not want to leave Stamford Bridge in January – and is instead insistent on remaining at the club and working to regain his place in the Chelsea first team. Significantly, they also note that the Serbian is keen on getting a new deal with the club.
The Chelsea fans in the Tavern aren’t against the experienced defender hanging around Stamford Bridge until the end of the season, especially considering how few experienced stars Antonio Conte has at his disposal – but they think that is is unlikely that he will get much game time. Equally, they also don’t think that a new deal will be on the cards – with Victor Moses performing fantastically in his absence so far this season.
Our landlord thinks that a move would be best for Ivanovic’s career, though…
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