Chelsea have a very peculiar , yet effective method of utilizing the loan system. Buy a player when he is young, loan him out to test his capability, keep him if he is good enough or try to sell him at a profit if he does not look like making it at the club.
The method has brought a degree of success to Blues. However, it has also disrupted many promising fledgling careers. However, criticisms from the rivals has not stopped Chelsea from going about their business.
Latest reports emerging in British outlets are stating that Chelsea have confirmed the departure of a talented trio of youngsters on a season long loan deal. The players in question are young English midfielder Izzy Brown, highly rated Brazilian Nathan and 22-year-old highly rated Dutch midfielder Marko Van Ginkel.
18-year-old Brown was the captain of the Chelsea youngsters who won the UEFA Youth League last season. He is highly rated within the Cobham facility and joins Dutch feeder club Vitesse Arnhem in a bid to help him gain invaluable first-team experience.
Joining Brown at Vitesse Arnhem will be Nathan, a 19-year-old Brazilian midfielder , who only recently arrived at Stamford Bridge from Atletico Paranaense and has been sent to the Dutch side for the dual purpose of obtaining some game time as well as eligibility for an EU passport. Primarily an attacking midfielder, the youngster has pace to burn , and is capable of playing on the wings or as a second striker as well. Already a member of the Brazilian under-20 contingent, the highly rated youngster is earmarked for a successful career.
The last name in the trio, Marco van Ginkel, is one that the Blues faithful will be familiar with. Marco Van Ginkel has long been hyped as the next Frank Lampard. He already has a couple of international caps to his name, has already appeared in a Champions League match and made his debut way back in 2013, after signing from Vitesse . His career growth, however has been stalled by the sheer amount of injuries he has suffered time and again.
The youngster, who had spent the last season on loan at AC Milan, is probably in his last chance saloon as far as Mourinho is concerned. At 22, time is fast running out for Ginkel to carve out a career at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues fans will be hoping that the trio can come back better players from their respective loans and challenge for a first team spot next season on.