Major speculation has been surrounding highly-rated Belgian due Rumelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois but there are a lot more of Chelsea loanees that their future hasn’t been solved yet.
Marko Marin, 25, on loan to Sevilla – The ‘German Messi’ came to Chelsea with high expectations from Werder Bremen two years ago, but an early injury that he sustained before the start of the season put his playing time to a minimum with both Rafa Benitez and Roberto Di Matteo preferring the deadly trio of Oscar, Mata and Hazard before him. The German had a point to prove to manager Jose Mourinho out on-loan to newly crowned Europa League winners Sevilla but has yet to make a real impression of his real potential.
The former Werder Bremen man is close to reaching a permanent move to Sevilla as his future at London is not looking bright.
Victor Moses, 23, on loan to Liverpool – Victor Moses joined Chelsea from Wigan in the summer of 2012 (together with Marko Marin, Eden Hazard and Oscar) like Marin, Moses has failed to impress but was able to play more games than the German. At the start of the season it was clear that Mourinho won’t be counting on the Nigeria international and sent him out on loan to Liverpool where his playing time was limited to just 19 after Suarez and fellow attacking partners hit form.
His future is still unclear but will be up for another loan to maybe a smaller side or a permanent move to another Premier League club.
Orio Romeu, 22, on loan to Valencia – The former Barcelona man has been trying to break into the first team since he first arrived under Andre Villas Boas but hasn’t got a decent run in the team, which eventually sent him out on-loan to Valencia, like the two players mentioned in the list he didn’t make a name for himself and his potential that was recognised in Barcelona’s La Masia hasn’t shown their signs as of yet.
Ryan Bertrand, 24, on loan to Aston Villa – This young left back has been following Ashley Cole’s footsteps since he first joined Chelsea as a youth in 2005, Ryan Bertrand made a name for himself during Di Matteo’s short stint as a manager for Chelsea and his European debut came against Bayern Munich, at the Allianz Arena, in the Champions League final.
With Ashley Cole set to leave the club and Azpilicueta isn’t looking to keep hold of another season as left-back, and with growing rumours about Sevilla’s Alberto Moreno or Atletico Madrid’s Felipe Luis, the Englishman’s Chelsea career isn’t looking so bright.
Romelu Lukaku, 21, on loan to Everton – As Jose Mourinho said all season, Chelsea don’t have a striker, but Romelu Lukaku might think different. He has been on-loan for the past two seasons and might be looking for another season on-loan (maybe again for Everton) but the big Belgian international has shown that he is ready to take responsibility and be the big man up-front who will score goals, as he has shown for the past two season as he scored 32 Premier League goals.
Josh McEachran, 21, on loan to Wigan – Josh McEachran is facing another make-or-break season as his Chelsea career looking to be finished earlier than first expected as the ‘Young Lampard’ hasn’t been showing any spark of his talent which was first recognised as Chelsea youth. With most Chelsea fans waiting for him to break into the Chelsea squad. McEachran might face another loan and it might be his last chance to impress the ‘Special One’.
Thibaut Courtois, 22, on loan to Atletico Madrid – One of the best goalkeepers in the world, he is rock solid in goal for La Liga winners Atletico Madrid for the past two season and isn’t showing any signs of stopping, kept the most clean sheets in La Liga this season, and is set for a Champions League final against Real Madrid this Saturday.
Mourinho is up for a big dilema as he will try to find a solution for both un-finishing Petr Cech, and the rising star Thibaut Courtois, the Belgian shot-stopper has already claimed that he is not willing to stay on the bench to play second fiddle to Petr Cech next season, but another loan doesn’t look really something that Courtois will agree, Mourinho must be out of ideas by now.
The future of the young keeper looks very very uncertain and we will just have to wait and see.
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