After the summer transfer window was done, Chelsea had loaned out a record 38 players. And the standout name of the bunch might very well be Andreas Christensen (maybe alongside Musonda) The now capped Danish international had left Chelsea on a unique two-year loan deal to Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach, after having outgrown the youth teams and also having spent the 2014-15 season training (and even playing on three occasions) for the first team.
The loan could hardly have been more successful. Christensen won the trust of the manager and became a staple in the new back-three formation that the Germans decided to play last term. He ended up scoring three goals over the course of the season and even beating Arsenal’s new man and then Gladbach captain, Granit Xhaka to his club’s Player of the Season Award. All of which obviously nurtured his loan-club’s desire to keep him on board for as long as possible and make some silly low-ball bids to sign him, which has lead Andreas to comment on the matter, translated from Bold.dk:
“I am not affected by [RUMOURS], and I try not to think about it. I don’t want to spend time on it if nothing happens anyway. I would rather focus on the matches.”
“I haven’t spoken to [chelsea] about my situation, no. We have only talked about what I would like in terms of feedback and video from them after my games”
“It’s difficult to choose, so I have decided not to think about it. I enjoy life and winning games, and then I leave the decision for now”
The quotes might be interpreted as the young man being confused about his choice, but I would not really expect him to go out and say to his current club:”after this season, I’m gone” because it really won’t help him have a better season, would it? And it is obvious he’s still a Chelsea man since he is using David Luiz’ #enjoythelife, so we need not to be worried about that now.
And if Christensen changed his mind and decides he wants to be owned by Borrusia, or if our management is silly enough to agree to sell him, then we get to (and kind of have to) be concerned for the well-being of our club. The 20 year-old has got everything. From an executive standpoint, he’s homegrown, club-trained and full international. Talent-wise, he is tall and quick for his height. He is also insanely talented at anticipating play and generally reading the game which, when paired with his eye-catching passing ability, makes him a cornerstone that any manager in the world would love to build his defence on, and our Antonio Conte is currently the lucky one who will most likely have that luxury.
Selling our youngster would be beyond ridiculous right now, and even if we get Lukaku or even David Luiz money for him, it will most likely be mission impossible to replace him in a market where John Stones costs close to 50 million Pounds. So we better hope the current situation does not change.