No other club in the football world utilizes the loan system as Chelsea do. Chelsea loanees are scattered throughout Europe and their presence is not just restricted to the lower leagues. Take Thibaut Courtois at Atletico Madrid a season ago as an example. The Chelsea scouting teams identify players from a very young age, sign them and the club then loans them out all over Europe to gain experience and probably raise their value.
Most of these youngsters never get a chance to play for Chelsea and are either sold or released. However , for some like Mexican attacking midfielder Ulises Davila, there is endearing hope that he might be able to make his Chelsea debut in 2016, once he is eligible for an EU passport.
Davila impressive performances for the Mexican under 20 side at the 2011 CONCACAF Under 20 Championship prompted the Stamford Bridge club to sign him on a five year deal later that year.
However , he has not been able to line up for the blues owing to the fact that he is ineligible for a work permit that would allow him to play in England.
After having had spells with Vitesse Arnhem in Netherlands, Sabadell,Cordoba and Tenerife in Spain and Vitoria in Portugal, the end of the line is in sight for Chelsea’s forgotten man.
He stated: “While I am not earning minutes for the senior national team I cannot play for Chelsea,but I have the advantage that in early January , as I have played two years in Spain , I will gain a passport and no longer need a work permit.”
Davila is set to join Chelsea for pre-season in the coming weeks before heading away for another loan .
He added about Mourinho : “I was talking to him on the phone a few times , almost everything is via email, but I cannot play in England due to premier league rules. I am aware that I must first join them for pre-season and then I will go on loan to another team. “
Mexican giants Guadalraja were reportedly interested in his services. But Chelsea rejected the approach as they wanted the player to gain experience in Europe.