Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell and former player Ross Barkley took to Instagram to share their reactions following the departure of Ruben Loftus-Cheek from the club.
Both English players swiftly expressed their well wishes to Loftus-Cheek as he embarks on his new journey at AC Milan. The midfielder himself shared a post announcing his move, which garnered support from his fellow teammates.
Supporters received a heartfelt goodbye message from Loftus-Cheek, indicating that terms between the clubs had been agreed upon. Unlike Hakim Ziyech, who encountered difficulties with his move to Saudi Arabia, Loftus-Cheek passed his medical examination smoothly.
Despite featuring in numerous games for Chelsea last season, it seemed likely that the academy graduate would be on the move as the club aimed to trim their first-team squad.
Chilwell and Barkley, both England internationals, acknowledged Loftus-Cheek’s contributions to the team. The versatile player played an important role, filling various positions due to injuries suffered during the campaign. He even deputized on the right side of defense to compensate for the absence of Reece James.
However, Loftus-Cheek joins the growing list of players who have departed from Stamford Bridge as the club seeks to generate funds before making significant investments this summer. The departures of Mason Mount to Manchester United and Kai Havertz to Arsenal have already brought in substantial funds for potential transfers.
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