Chelsea starlet should remain at the Bridge, not Leeds

Nathaniel Chalobah has been linked with a move to Leeds United after his move at the City Ground comes to an end, but Chelsea should think twice.

The youngster spent a very fruitful loan spell with Watford last season, playing a key part in their promotion push. He quickly become renowned as one of the top youngsters in the country and became a regular in the national under-21 side.

In the summer Chalobah signed a 5-year-contract with Chelsea stating his long-term ambitions with the West London club remarking that he wished to spend his career there.

He was told that he could go out on loan again, eventually Nottingham Forest struck a deal with Chelsea in September that saw them pay the vast amount of his £30,000-a-week wages in order for his services until Christmas. However, his second loan spell hasn't been very successful and has found himself under-fire from a section of supporters at the club.

The starlet has been in and out of the team and recently replaced by Sunderland midfielder David Vaughan. 

Leeds United are reportedly interested in the players services when his current deal at the City Ground runs out, as they themselves look to strengthen their promotion bid with significant improvement in January, likely a shrewd move on their part.

However Chelsea should review their options before they needlessly pass their player out on loan for another spell, especially after seeing months of the youngster's career take a hit by becoming a scapegoat for some pretty atrocious form which has seen Forest drop out the play-offs. T

he Championship is a division with many different contrasting styles, and Chelsea got lucky that Chalobah was able to integrate well with Watford's side last season, but this season should prove why they shouldn't release him to the highest bidder, but send him out to the best suited side. 

I'm not saying Leeds United would be a bad choice for the player, or they're the wrong sort of 'fit' - but, I would advise Chelsea to take more care when sending one of their most promising stars out on loan again, arguably he would benefit more from playing around the world class talent at Chelsea for the rest of the year before going out on loan again. 

He is undoubtedly a talent, and I have no doubt he will eventually become a fantastic footballer for both club and country.

The failure at Forest is completely unexpected, but does prove when a club isn't right, it isn't right - no matter on the ability of the player. 

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