Paul Scholes explains why a transfer embargo would be good news at Chelsea

Paul Scholes

The Manchester United legend hopes that the talented youngsters at Chelsea soon get a chance.

Paul Scholes was part of the Manchester United Class of '92. He and the likes of Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and David Beckham all came through the United ranks around the same time in the early '90s and is one of the top talents of his generation.

Nowadays it is a lot harder for younger talents to come through the ranks at the big clubs in the Premier League.

Scholes has now been talking about the future of the young stars at Chelsea. He says he has been impressed by many of the Chelsea youngsters. However, he thinks a transfer embargo is needed to help them get into the first-team picture at Chelsea. The Manchester United legend wrote in the London Evening Standard:

"I look at Chelsea now. Watching the FA Youth Cup final second leg I was really impressed with the front three of Dominic Solanke, Isaiah Brown and Tammy Abraham, but especially Solanke and Brown. Solanke is only 17, Brown, 18.

"Will Chelsea, and Jose Mourinho in particular, make the room for these boys? Will the club keep topping up with experienced players every time they lose one?

"If, by some chance, Chelsea had a transfer embargo for three years and had no choice but to move these players on to the first team, I don’t believe they would be short of good players. It would force their hand with the kids. In the short-term it might mean that they lost out but the long-term rewards would be huge."

Chelsea have a litany of top talents, both local and international, most of them however are out on loan.

There has been a few breakthroughs in recent times, but just flickers. Solanke made his debut this season while Ruben Loftus-Cheek has also done the same.

But Scholes is right to be concerned. This summer is the perfect time to give some of the youngsters a chance. Didier Drogba will leave this summer it seems and Solanke or Brown would be able replacements. Then there is Patrick Bamford, currently on loan at Middlesbrough, who could get a chance.

However, it is fair to assume Scholes' fears will be realised at Chelsea, with the young players again struggling to break the first-team threshold.

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