Rabat - UK’s Chelsea FC has set a record-breaking number of players sent out on loan as of this summer’s transfer window.
Rabat – UK’s Chelsea FC has set a record-breaking number of players sent out on loan as of this summer’s transfer window.
A report by Mundo Deportivo said the Blues have sent 33 players on loan deals for the 2015-16 season. Many of them, such as Ulises Davila, have not yet worn the ‘blue shirt’ in a first-team game.
Among the loaned athletes is Juan Cuadrado, a player for whom Chelsea paid £22 million during the last winter transfer window in February. But after a miserable six months at the club in which he has barely had a kick for the first team, Cuadrado has been let go on loan to the Italian giants.
The list of players on loan includes Nigerian Victor Moses, Egyptian Mohamed Salah and German Marko Marin who is dubbed as “German Messi.”
Marko Marin, 26, has made only six appearances following his £7 million move and has been sent out on loan four times – to Sevilla, Fiorentina, Anderlecht and Trabzonspor – with limited success at each club.
Most of those players were bought by the Blues, which cost the club millions of pounds, while few of them were products of Chelsea’s Academy .
The independent said Chelsea spent an estimated £99.5 million on these 33 players over the years, adding that around £35 million has been spent on players who have never even played for the club.
While Chelsea’s official website highlights and profiles their loaned players, fans track their progress via social media and blogs.