'Our plan': Chairman suggests he's going to sign 20-year-old Chelsea player on loan if his side get promoted

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony has said on his ‘The Hard Truth’ podcast that his side plan to sign Chelsea’s Lucas Bergstrom on loan if his side get promoted this season.

The Posh currently sit 7th in League One, one place outside the coveted play-off picture.

Bergstrom has enjoyed a strong spell on loan at the club this season, being an ever present for a Peterborough side who made a great impression in the opening weeks of the season.

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The Finland U21 international has kept four clean sheets in his 11 appearances for the club this season, with him clearly making a good impression on big figures at the club.

MacAnthony raved about his ability, whilst also confirming his intention to get him playing Championship football next season with his hopefully promoted side.

MacAnthony wants Bergstrom again

He said: “I just think there is so much upside in that kid. I spoke to his agent last week – his agent is Jack Grealish’s agent – he is a great guy.

“He said we were nervous but excited about him going to you. I said don’t say it, if all goes to plan you’re going to give him back to us in the Championship. And I said ‘that was our plan!’”

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Remaining at the same club would obviously be the ideal situation for a loanee looking to establish himself as dominant goalkeeper, with him being able to forge a relationship with the defenders in front of him that lasts a bit longer.

However, the Blues will be hopeful that he can play football at the best level possible, and if Peterborough are not promoted then they will likely have no problems changing his next destination if a better offer comes in.

This is of course assuming he is loaned out again, although the incoming Gabriel Slonina would suggest that will become a reality.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.