Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has made a major revelation that he can’t see himself staying at Stamford Bridge if his lack of minutes continues.
The 22-year-old has found himself on the fringes of the Blues squad so far this campaign and managed just three appearances across all competitions.
The Denmark international has explained that unless his game time improves he will be forced to search for a move elsewhere.
“Now I’m 22-years-old and I really want to play. In the last three seasons, I’ve played, so it’s clear that I do not see me staying if my current situation is also true in the future,” Christensen told Danish website bt.dk.
“It’s too early to talk about when to change if I’m going to change. But it is clear that it is not a good situation for me.”
Christensen’s comments should be a major wake-up call to Chelsea, who can’t afford to lose such a highly-rated centre-back from their ranks.
The club’s hierarchy need to convince the defender that the grass is greener on the other side and that he is an important part of their future.
He is going to have to be patient for chances this season due to the partnership of David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger in the heart of defence, but all the cup competitions means he should still get a decent amount of opportunities to impress.
Christensen is a ball-playing centre-back that has the ability to fit into Sarri’s system and shouldn’t be written off this early in the season.
After two successful seasons out loan with Borussia Monchengladbach, he returned to Chelsea last year and was an important part of the starting XI in defence last season.
The club have lost a number of talented individuals in recent years and simply can’t let another slip through their fingers, as Christensen has the potential to go right to the top.