Borussia Monchengladbach chief Max Eberl has confirmed that Andreas Christensen will return to Chelsea this summer.
The Daily Star quote Eberl, who reveals that Christensen’s time at the Borussia-Park is coming to an end: “We will lose him, because he has to return.”
Chelsea have a wealth of options at the back, and Christensen will have to compete with Gary Cahill, David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta, Nathan Ake and Kurt Zouma for game-time at the back. If he finds himself starved of opportunities under Antonio Conte’s stewardship, Eberl believes he could return to Gladbach.
Eberl goes on to suggest that Christensen would be welcome back at the Bundesliga outfit, as reported by the Daily Star:
“But, if he does pre-season at Chelsea and then does not play the role that he hopes to, we have the chance to talk again as a club where he has gained two years good experience.”
Christensen has emerged as one of the most exciting young defenders in the world during his stint on loan with Gladbach. The prospect of him developing alongside Ake and Zouma in Conte’s back three is mouthwatering – but at his age, with his potential, he needs to be playing regular first-team football.