Chelsea’s academy and youth system looks set to undergo further scrutiny in the coming days: as reports from London indicate that two more promising youngsters are set to depart the club on loan-deals, in order to gather match experience and build fitness.
In recent times, the club’s loan system has been heavily criticized for having no true regard for young players; snapping them up from their clubs with no apparent intention of offering them immediate first team football, and sending them out on loan spells abroad.
Of all the players to have ever departed the Bridge on loan and returned, only Burkina-faso starlet, Bertrand Traore appears to have played his way into the heart of coach Jose Mourinho; after scoring over a dozen goals in several appearances while on loan at Vitesse recently.
The Blues, however, seem unfazed by the reports. Recently, they shipped out young blue Isaiah Brown on a season-long loan to sister club, Vitesse Arnhem. Highly-rated dutchman Marco van Ginkel also departed on a season-long loan to Stoke City recently- as part of the deal to bring Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to the club on a
At the moment, other young blues Joao Rodriguez and Christian Cuevas also look set to depart on loan spells to Belgian side, Mouscron. Current records show that Chelsea have over 23 young players on loan at other clubs- with majority domiciled at Vitesse Arnhem.