- Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas joins Bristol City on loan.
- Kalas has not made an appearance for us since 2014.
- He spent last season on loan with now promoted Fulham.
Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas has signed for Bristol City on a season long loan, the EFL Championship side have confirmed.
Full story 👇
— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) August 23, 2018
Kalas, best known for his imperious display at Anfield back in 2014, has failed to break into the Chelsea first-team setup since then. That’s down to a combination of unsuccessful loan spells and the sheer amount of cash we have invested into our back-line
Now 25-years-old, we assumed that this would (finally) be the time that we’d see Kalas leave the club on a permanent basis – but he hasn’t.
Kalas will spend the 2018/19 campaign on loan with Bristol City in the Championship. He has helped both Middlesbrough and Fulham reach England’s top tier over the past few years, but neither side opted to purchase him permanently.
He has, as a result, been sent back to the Championship. The purpose of continually loaning him to second division sides is beyond our understanding. It seems unfair to hold him hostage and prevent him building a career for himself.
Regardless, we wish Kalas the best of luck for the upcoming season and hope that he returns stronger. Whether that to become part of the first-team, or finally leave the club permanently, we shall see.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to news of Kalas’ loan. What do you make of it, Blues?
Since Tomas Kalas joined Chelsea in 2010:
Loaned to Sigma Olomouc
Loaned to Vitesse
Loaned to FC Koln
Loaned to Middlesbrough
Loaned to Middlesbrough again
Loaned to Fulham
Loaned to Fulham again
Loaned to Bristol City
One of his two Chelsea appearances was THAT win at Anfield. pic.twitter.com/h1xiGFHIAC
— bet365 (@bet365) August 23, 2018
Tomas Kalas…. forever stranded in the top six of the championship?
— MJG (@1966MJG) August 23, 2018
Nothing like cutting the grass and walking back to my phone after and seeing City signing who I regard as one of the best defenders in the championship the last two years.
Welcome to city Tomas Kalas !!!! 😀
— Chris Hall (@Chrissy__Hall) August 23, 2018
Tomas Kalas is a class signing for City! Quick footballing CB that can also just defend, Perfect fit imo!
— Ash. (@QPR_Ash) August 23, 2018
Tomas Kalas had many loan offers but he was keen to chose a club that would allow him to play at CB, rather than right back. https://t.co/daCI9vVa3d
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) August 23, 2018