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Chelsea Informs Malang Sarr of Summer Departure

11 September, 2023

Chelsea Football Club has given Malang Sarr the green light to depart the club ahead of the summer transfer window’s closure across European leagues and beyond. The decision, reported by The Athletic (Subscription Required), comes as the club seeks to secure a profit from Sarr’s exit, as the 24-year-old center-back does not feature in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.

Last season, Sarr spent his time on loan with AS Monaco, with the option for a long-term deal. However, Monaco chose to send him back to Chelsea. With Chelsea already well-stocked in defence, boasting talents like Axel Disasi, Thiago Silva, Levi Colwill, Benoit Badiashile, and Trevoh Chalobah, it’s improbable that Sarr will see much playing time this season under Pochettino. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet. 

Moreover, interest in Sarr has emerged from Turkey and Saudi Arabia, offering him the opportunity to rejuvenate his career either in Europe or the Middle East.

The logical choice for Sarr appears to be seeking opportunities elsewhere. Since joining Chelsea in 2020, he has only made 21 appearances. This limited playing time makes it clear that a career move is in his best interest.

While Sarr undoubtedly possesses talent, his scarce opportunities with Chelsea suggest that he’s squandering his career potential. A potential loan move, as demonstrated during his temporary stint with FC Porto shortly after his Chelsea signing, could be a viable option.

However, there comes a point when clubs must assess whether a player can truly reach their full potential. If Chelsea hasn’t seen this potential in Sarr, it’s best to minimize losses and allow him to seek opportunities elsewhere.

Several players, including Christian Pulisic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, made similar decisions to leave Chelsea and have found success with other clubs. Pulisic, now at AC Milan, even received the Player of the Month award. Sarr would be wise to follow their example and seek a team where he can secure consistent playing time, nurturing his career to its fullest potential. Get the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports