Date: 5th August 2017 at 2:37pm
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Last season, as Chelsea stormed to the Premier League title, Nathaniel Chalobah made enough appearances to claim a winners` medal.

It was hoped that the 22-year-old would go on to become a mainstay of the midfield, becoming something of a rarity, somebody who followed the path trod by John Terry, from youth side to regular first team player.

But, this summer, Nathaniel cut all ties with Chelsea Football Club by agreeing to join Watford for a fee that was as low as £5 million, a bargain for somebody who is tipped to become an England international.

Prior to last season, Chalobah had been on several loan-spells, playing for Watford, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Burnley, Reading and Napoli.

It would appear that the prospect of being sent out on another loan spell played a big part in Nathaniel deciding to leave Stamford Bridge.

Talking to the BBC, Chalobah has remarked,

‘Being at Chelsea, I would have signed a new deal and gone out on loan again and got frustrated. That was the choice I had to make, but it was emotional leaving Chelsea.

‘The conversation I had with the manager Antonio Conte was positive but it was a decision I had to make after being on loan six times.’


And on his choice of joining Watford, Nathaniel further added,

‘Watford was my first loan and things went well. It was my best loan and positive when I was here. I was looking forward to coming back.’

I`m guessing there`s not a lot we can argue with there, the lad wanted regular first team football and stability in his career, something it appears Antonio Conte couldn`t promise him.

 
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