Report: Chelsea won't be loaning out 18-year-old prospect next season, he's exciting staff at Cobham so much
Chelsea youngster Mason Burstow is reportedly unlikely to be heading out on loan next season.
The Blues signed the 18-year-old earlier in the year from Charlton Athletic before he returned to the Valley on loan for the rest of the 2021/22 season.
He’s now come back to Stamford Bridge since the Charlton loan ended, even making his debut for Chelsea’s under-23s on the weekend.
According to The Athletic, the London-born teenager is not set to be loaned out again next season.
The report explains that Chelsea’s academy staff are very excited to work with the young centre-forward, whose development will be better aided around the club’s academy rather than out on another loan.
Burstow, who scored six goals in 23 Charlton first-team appearances, is definitely a rising talent to keep an eye out for.
The striker was thrown into the mix for the huge Chelsea under-23s match against Tottenham, which they ultimately won to avoid relegation.
Chelsea academy under Tuchel
For certain, players in the Blues youth teams can be encouraged by the fact senior boss Thomas Tuchel has looked towards youngsters during various parts of this season.
Burstow should be determined to show his worth in the under-23s side to try catapult himself towards a senior Chelsea debut.
Harvey Vale, who’s received praise from Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the past, is one of a few current academy players to get first-team recognition.
It’s been hard for Tuchel to integrate youth during the back end of the season because of poor results from his side, which has meant the team are still fighting for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
However, it feels like there’s still a big emphasis on promoting youth.