Young Chelsea midfielder wants a loan move to Spain in an attempt to kickstart his career.
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Young Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran has instructed the club to enrol him in Spanish lessons and look for a potential loan move to Spain, according to reports from the Telegraph, as the 21 year-old looks to kickstart his stalling career.
The Oxford-born midfielder had been viewed as one of the brightest stars to emerge from Chelsea’s Cobham academy in years after he made his debut aged just 17, but he has struggled to kick on since then and impressed only fleetingly during loan spells with Swansea City, Middlesbrough, Watford and Wigan Athletic.
It now looks as though McEachran is keen to heed the advice of former teammate Ashley Cole, who criticised English players for not being willing to move abroad after he sealed a move to Serie A side AS Roma.
Two Spanish Segunda Division sides, Real Zaragoza and Recreativo de Huelva, have reportedly expressed an interest in McEachran and it is believed that he is willing to drop below La Liga in an attempt to move to a footballing culture that can support his development better.
Whilst neither Zaragoza nor Huelva would be able to afford the player’s significant wages, they would both be able to cover a portion of the costs and also, having recently had spells in La Liga, offer the prospect of McEachran being able to learn a different footballing culture with a club who have a genuinely chance of challenging at the top of the division.