In what we all hoped would be the breakthrough season for Ruben Loftus-Cheek at Chelsea, the 22-year-old is still only getting sporadic appearances in the first-team, often in the lower priority competitions.
As a result, and with the opening of the January transfer window looming large, speculation is, once again, being ramped up with regards to the immediate future of the 22-year-old.
This morning, lurking in the pages of the tabloid publication, the Sun, is the inference that the player could be set for a loan move come January.
Our referenced source is of the opinion that both West Ham United and Bournemouth are set to make bids for the player, initially securing his services on loan before making the deal a permanent one come the end of the season.
Now, I can understand the loan part and if it were to happen, I’d prefer it to be Bournemouth, I wouldn’t give West Ham the time of the day, but a permanent deal come to the end of the season?
But, although the thought horrifies me, I can see the logic.
There’s no doubting that Loftus-Cheek is a talented player but, approaching 23-years-of-age, surely, if he was going to hit the big-time at Chelsea, it would have happened by now.
Furthermore, could a scenario develop, whereby our interest in the Bournemouth striker, Callum Wilson, Click Here, see a deal being struck that sees the striker move to us with Loftus-Cheek going in the opposite direction?
Interesting times ahead methinks.
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