What next for Chelsea reject Michael Mancienne?

Former Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne could be heading back to England as he is set to be axed by Bundesliga club Hamburg.

The 25-year-old headed over to Germany for the 2011/2012 season looking to reboot his career but Hamburg have had enough and after just 35 Bundesliga starts, the club are ready to sell him.

British tabloid, the Daily Star, has suggested Hamburg have already decided to axe the player, which opens up the question of what he’s going to do next.

He’s had a run of games over numerous seasons in top flight English football, but his effective flop in Germany could put a lot of Premier League sides off from gambling on him.

The appeal of going after him is that Hamburg have seemingly made it clear that they want him gone, which means a possibly very cheap deal despite the fact he’s already got two years left to run on his current contract.

He should consider dipping down into the Football League because there are several Championship sides that would allow him to work his way back up to England’s top division.

QPR could be a very good club for Mancienne because Harry Redknapp has the ability to get the best out of any player.

They are also in a position where they can offer the former Chelsea star a good financial deal, which is not the case at other big sides in the Championship like Leeds United and Birmingham City.

Wolves are also another option but he could be put off by their League One status despite the appeal in having a strong connection with the club.

Wolves are also in a position where they need to be able to adjust in a financial sense to relegation from the Championship and they may not see Mancienne as worthy of a huge contract at the club.

Another option is to stay in Germany where he has settled for the last two years although the Bundesliga looks more and more likely to be a division which ends up replicating La Liga.

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are having a similar impact to Real Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga, which means any other lower profile club he joins will struggle to reach the same level and have the same impact.

It’ll be interesting to see what his next move is but he should still be a very ambitious young man and at just 25-years-old his German disappointment should not be the final straw.

Where do you think he should go? Would he be a good signing for your club?

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