Report: £17m Chelsea loanee will be back at Cobham today
Chelsea loanee Timo Anjorin will reportedly return to Cobham today after picking up an injury.
According to Football London, the 19-year-old will be back in London on Friday after suffering a broken metatarsal in training this week ahead of a Europa League fixture.
The Englishman has been playing games during his season-long loan at Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow, but has been given a big injury setback.
It is understood that Anjorin’s loan deal does include a £17million option to buy that Lokomotiv can trigger in the New Year. Also, Chelsea would have a future buy-back clause of £34million for their academy graduate.
The report details the teenager will recover from injury back in England during the next few months. However, the plan is for him to return to Russia with Lokomotiv in March before the domestic Russian season restarts after a winter break.
Anjorin another big Chelsea talent
Anjorin definitely fits into the category of a rising star developed over the years at Cobham.
Chelsea’s first-team manager Thomas Tuchel reportedly wanted to keep the attacking midfielder at Stamford Bridge this season before he exited on loan. In fairness, the ambitious youngster deserves credit for chasing regular senior action.
He’s made five senior appearances for Chelsea where he didn’t look out of place. There is a lot to like about the way he can dribble with real pace and power.
Unfortunately, Anjorin’s injury setback came just as he was making real strides into the team at Lokomotiv.
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