Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are pleased to see a buy-back clause has been included in Nathaniel Chalobah’s deal to join fellow London club Watford.
The Blues have already made some good business this summer after selling Nathan Ake to Bournemouth for £20 million and Juan Cuadrado to Juventus for £17 million.
Chalobah has now departed for £5.5 million extending the transfer kitty even more for new players.
The 22-year-old, who made 15 appearances last season for Chelsea, did impress Antonio Conte and he wanted to hand him a new contract. However, Chalobah decided against that as he wants to play more first-team football so has joined the Hornets on a five-year deal.
Despite some impressive performances last year, our landlord has been telling the punters at the bar that it’s the right time to cash in on the academy player, as sad as it is.
However, despite Chalobah’s young age and potential to improve, the Blues have ensured a buy-back clause is included so if his performances do sky rocket they have first choice if they want to resign him, this is according to the Standard.
Speaking on Chelsea’s academy system while on international duty earlier this summer, Chalobah said: “”It’s a very high standard at the club and the club has an amazing academy and produces really top players.
“It’s just there’s that barrier getting in there and staying in there. You’re playing for one of the best teams in Europe, they’re in the Champions League and the demand is high on winning.”
On the other side of the bar, Watford fans are excited by their new signing. They have fond memories of Chalobah as he played 42 times for the Hornets during the 2012-13 campaign when he was on loan. They are hopeful he can be just as important in the forthcoming season.