Chelsea Are Set To Bring Fan Favourite Back To Stamford Bridge This Summer

0 Posted by - May 2, 2018 - News

Whilst Palace fans everywhere had been hoping to see Ruben Loftus-Cheek make his stay with the Eagles a permanent one over the summer, it sounds as though Chelsea are dead set against the idea of letting the 22-year-old leave Stamford Bridge for good.

Luckily for Abramovic and co., Ruben still has a few years left to run on his current contract, leaving the ball firmly in their court in relation to a potential sale. Of course, if the player himself was desperate to leave it would alter things slightly but right now, there is a degree of uncertainty over whether or not Loftus-Cheek will slot into the Blues’ first-team at the start of the 2018/19 season.

Having made the move to Selhurst Park and played regularly for the first time in his still fledgling professional career, there is a good chance that the England hopeful would be open to the prospect of staying on in SE25 but as things stand, it looks as though we may be forced to take him on another season-long loan, rather than putting in a bid for his services.

As an academy product, it stands to reason that Chelsea fans are keen to see Loftus-Cheek break into their starting XI, particularly when you consider the underwhelming impact £40 million summer arrival Tiemoue Bakayoko has made so far.

Of course, were the future of their manager Antonio Conte more certain, they could plan properly for the transfer window the looms on the horizon but with no one (possibly not even Roman Abramovic himself) knowing who is set to take up residence in the Stamford Bridge dugout from August onwards, it’s impossible to speak with any clarity as to where Loftus-Cheek’s immediate future lies.

Would you be open to the idea of taking the midfield man on another season-long loan before revisiting a potential permanent deal in the summer of 2019, or would you rather we focussed our efforts on other targets as soon as the current campaign draws to a close?

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  • tzcar May 2, 2018 - 7:38 am Reply

    yes i see your point.because of the demands of chelsea,s management,i do not see loftus-cheek,making much of an inpact at sure he feels being at chelsea has been one big mistake.a new manager will almost certainly want well established players.ruben does not fit this .so i would ask palace to play the long game.see if ruben want,s to be one of us,and take it from there.personally i,d love for him to be a permenant fixture.ha and wilf,shows sign,s of a great partnership.

  • Gordon May 2, 2018 - 7:55 am Reply

    Another year on loan might be the best we can hope for. With our recent transfer spending (which surely must be well over budget?) and the stadium rebuilding to come, I’m not sure we could afford to buy RLC this summer even if Chelsea are willing to sell.

  • Rhys Jones May 2, 2018 - 9:27 am Reply

    I think another season long loan would be the best we can hope for but what no-one is talking about and what I fear the most (as well as seeing as a very likely scenario) is not RLC staying but Zaha going back with him.
    You only have to watch when the 2 are playing together to see how well they link up. Add in the fact they get on well off the pitch, surely even Chelsea can see the potential of two young, gifted players with an existing playing connection linking up for them. If Hazzard is linked with a move to Spain this summer, THIS would be my biggest concern because we can’t replace Zaha with any amount of money. I trust Roy but history tells us time and again what happens to teams who sell their goals!
    And despite what Zaha says in the press, once the emotion of the season settles and he has a bit of time away, he would surely be tempted to join a club, in London, who have a better chance of winning more trophies more often where he has a friend. I hope not but we are fans of the club, he is (rightly) looking at what is best for his career and how best to achieve his personal ambitions/goals, which I am guessing is silverware at the end of the day?
    I just hope Roy stays for the next 2 years, gets a really good squad together with a mix of academy players, exciting unknowns and keeps as many of our best players as possible so we can be looking up the table as opposed to over our shoulder, dream of Europe and have some cup success.

    • Gordon May 3, 2018 - 12:45 pm Reply

      You’ve got me worried too now Rhys – it looks so plausible. Just hope Wilf isn’t reading this!

  • ee signing May 2, 2018 - 9:45 am Reply

    I’d love us to keep RLC on whatever kind of deal. Chelsea may own him but apart from his obvious class he has bought the whole package with Palace and his celebration on scoring on Saturday was proof of that. He was ecstatic. Alas Chelsea hold the whip hand, If Chelsea do decide on another loan, I hope we’ll get first dibs

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