Chelsea have earned themselves a reputation across European football as being a somewhat of a ‘bank’ for loan players – a very controversial topic in the Football Transfer Tavern.
The Blues have an astonishing 38 – yes, you read that correctly – of their own out on loan at clubs across Europe and indeed the world this season.
Amongst those on sabbatical include Loic Remy and Kenedy who have joined Crystal Palace and Watford on season long loans respectively, while Tammy Abraham – the Championship’s current second top scorer – is loving life at Bristol City. Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem are fortunate enough to have three of Chelsea’s youngsters on their books for the year – Lewis Baker, Matt Miazga and Nathan.
Despite the club’s repute as one that loans out players, it must also be noted that Chelsea are more than capable of exploiting the market the other way around.
Over the years, the Blues’ have had their fair share of players for a year or so at Stamford Bridge from their parent clubs, but none thus far are yet to make a real impact at the club. It might be a curse, but are these the worst three they’ve ever had? Our landlord thinks so …
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