In what appears to be a developing story out of nowhere, Andreas Christensen is supposedly unhappy about his playing time at Chelsea and could seek a move away from the Blues in the January transfer window according to his agent and father – via the Express.
The Danish international has found himself playing a bit-part role under Maurizio Sarri this season, dropping down the pecking order for David Luiz who has been reinstated since the departure of Antonio Conte.
Andreas Christensen’s father who also is the agent of the 22-year old defender spoke to Danish television in quotes carried by the Express stating a type of ultimatum that Chelsea must answer to – or face losing the defender on a permanent transfer;
“If his situation doesn’t change around Christmas, we’ll obviously schedule a chat with Chelsea and say, ‘okay, what can we do for Andreas? Can we move him?’”
“For me it’s not a loan again. Either it’s Chelsea or else he needs to leave.”
“I don’t think a loan is the optimal situation for Andreas. It’s sort of either or.”
“I think, unfortunately, Chelsea have too many players who just go out on loan if [the club] isn’t going to use them and I don’t think Andreas should get caught in that.”
“I’m of the conviction that we’ll attempt to move Andreas in the winter time [if he’s not playing].”
“Around Christmas, something else needs to happen.”
This season Christensen has made zerio Premier League appearances, restricted to just a couple of Europa League fixtures and a League Cup victory. In comparison to last season, the Dane played 40 times for Chelsea – 27 of which came in the Premier League and six in the Champions League.
Chelsea have found themselves a settled XI this season under Sarri and as the unbeaten run continues in league and cups fans are unlikely to call for change to the defensive line-up – leaving Christensen with little leverage unless an injury or dip in form changes the outlook.
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