For the Patrick Bamford lovers who were hoping that the Englishman will force his way into the Chelsea first team this season, I have got some bad news for you, folks! Patrick Bamford is probably heading out on loan once again, this time to a Premier League side as the Striker will not join the Blues in the pre-season tour.
According to gazettelive:
“Former Boro loanee Patrick Bamford has been left out of Chelsea’s first-team tour of North America.
Chelsea have announced their 23-man squad heading to their training based in Canada and Bamford has not got a seat on the plane.
Instead, Mourinho has taken youngster Dominic Solanke and new signing Bertrand Traoré, along with established strikers Diego Costa and Loic Remy.”
It was inevitable that Patrick Bamford will head out on loan, this time preferably to a PL side because there’s no way Mourinho was going to trust an inexperienced Striker to start big games for him. That’s why, a loan probably makes sense as Bamford would potentially get to start week in week out against the top quality sides and that could only help his development before, hopefully, he makes it at Chelsea. Now, the only problem is finding a suitable loan destination for the forward!
The other names that missed the Blues 23 man list were Kenneth Omeruo and Nathan Ake. Nathan Ake is probably set for another Championship loan while Celtic are set to be interested in the services of Kenneth Omeruo. Once touted as the upcoming talent, Omeruo faded away during the last season with Middlesbrough. It’s probably his last chance to make a mark at the Chelsea management otherwise, the Nigerian’s Chelsea career might come to a premature end.
The pre-season squad for Canada is as follows:
GK – Thibaut Courtois, Asmir Begovic, Jamal Blackman
DEFENDERS – Cesar Azpilicueta, Branislav Iivanovic, Ola Aina, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Kurt Zouma, Jake Clarke-Salter
MIDFIELDERS – Nemanja Matic, John Obi Mikel Nathaniel Chalobah, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ramires, Cesc Fabregas, Oscar, Eden Hazard, Bertrand Traore, Victor Moses
FORWARDS – Loic Remy, Diego Costa, Dominic Solanke
The internationals who competed in the Copa America this summer, Filipe Luis, Willian, Juan Cuadrado and new loan-signing Radamel Falcao, will join up with the squad midway through the visit.
Source – Chelseafc
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