• Newly Promoted Brighton and Newcastle Battle for Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    News Thu 6 Jul 2017

    ​Chelsea’s promising but underplayed rising star Ruben Loftus-Cheek has prompted a battle this summer to sign him, between the Premier League’s latest additions Brighton and Newcastle.

    In a report by ​101 Great Goals, the young English midfielder is contracted to stay at Stamford Bridge until 2021. 

    However, both Brighton and Newcastle are presenting an opportunity for Loftus-Cheek to gain some much needed regular game time at the highest level, either permanently or a loan deal.

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    Like many of his fellow youngsters at Chelsea, the 21-year-old has not made consistent appearances for Antonio Conte’s Blues, and continues to be be somewhat maligned at Stamford Bridge.

    Last season, he only played a total of 31 Premier League minutes for Chelsea, and featured during just 11 matches in all competitions.

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    It can be assumed that both Brighton and Newcastle would rectify this frustrating situation for Loftus-Cheek, giving him a chance to shine regularly in the Premier League, as both Rafa Benitez and Chris Hughton look to bolster their respective squads ahead of what is to be a testing season.

    As of yet, it’s unclear whether his eventual destination will be either a stay on sidelines at his current club, or at the very least, a semi-regular starting place at St James’ Park or the AmEX Arena.

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    Source: http://www.90min.com/posts/5233429-newly-promoted-brighton-and-newcastle-battle-for-chelsea-s-ruben-loftus-cheek?utm_source=RSS


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