?Chelsea have told on-loan midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek he has a future at Stamford Bridge despite the arrival of Ross Barkley.
Loftus-Cheek has excelled during his loan spell at ?Crystal Palace, but his future at Chelsea looked bleak following Barkley’s £15m transfer from Everton on Friday.
Hearing that Chelsea signing Barkley because they want a strong, ball playing midfielder to play holding role. Yet they let Loftus-Cheek go. I’m not sure Barkley is better and would always give precedence to homegrown.
— Simon Austin (@sport_simon) January 5, 2018
??However, the Daily ?Mail are reporting that ?Chelsea have told the 21-year-old he does indeed have a future at the club despite Barkley’s move, a move which he is believed to have been told about prior to joining Palace on loan for first team experience.
Loftus-Cheek had had previously criticised his lack of first team opportunities at Stamford Bridge
It is thought a potential partnership between himself and Chelsea new boy Barkley could be moulded upon his return with some of Chelsea’s stars hitting their early 30’s. Loftus-Cheek’s current stats at Chelsea see him with 32 appearances and three goals.