Why are Charlton, taking a player on loan from Chelsea? I do not get the logic of taking a player untried and essentially for the benefit of no one but Chelsea.
We have a successful academy and have seen players in his position previously sold, who are no better or no worse. I get the point of not putting too much pressure on our academy prospects, but the fact is we are essentially allowing Chelsea amoung others to continue this ludicrous farce of hoovering as many players as they can, who will never even wear a Chelsea shirt in anger.
Someone here posted that Chelsea have over 40 players on loan. Why have Charlton thought this is a good deal for them? Surely if there is a gap, they bring a proven player not an untried youth who's place if you take it on a like for like , would've better served by blooding another home grown prospect.
The loan market is being manipulated so much these days, it needs to be reviewed, but again the FA do nothing. The comical thing is every year Chelsea will be lorded for winning yet another youth cup, yet not one of these players will go anywhere near the first team. Instead they are essentially touted across the other clubs to bring them a nice little profit as they are eventually sold on.
On a separate note it's good to see our one time England manager prove how useless he is. Apparently there are no decent British players available who are cheap in the transfer market and he needs to look abroad. Another example of no youth product or vision beyond the quick fix. Yet it's funny how Everton, Liverpool and few others have managed to bring through youth products or identify them in the lower leagues. Until clubs are forced to restrict their squads and have true home grown products to bring through and promote our youth, the international scene and the wider player development will continue to be lost. I just hope we see them relegated for employing someone so soon after the FA thought he should be removed from his England job only a few months ago. # no consequences.