Sarri releases official statement on Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s future

 

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has jettisoned rumours of a January movement for his English star, Reuben Loftus-Cheek.

The midfielder who scored a hat trick against Bate Borisov on their Europa league group stage fixture last month has been a subject of speculation since the beginning of the season.

Gossip in some quarters have speculated a return to Crystal Palace, the club were he had an impressive loan spell last season. This is despite featuring five times for the Blues so far.

However, the 22-year-old Englishman has not started a premier league match this campaign but his manager is convinced that there won’t be movement in the winter for the player regardless.

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In the manager’s words, “Ruben in October played four matches out of five, so I think that at the moment the situation is not for loan, of course,”

It is obvious from the manager’s statement that the club will not grant a loan move for the player come January.

The player’s improvement in the technical and physical department were also noted by the manager, “He has improved, but I think he still needs to improve more from a tactical point of view.”

“The rest is good. He has great physical characteristics, he’s fast, solid, he has impact, and technically he is very good. I think that if he wants to play like a midfielder he has to improve in the defensive phase at the moment, but his potential is great”, he continued.

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