Is this yet another indictment on the stockpiling of youngsters on Chelsea’s books?
While the Blues struggle to get their season in order after an unbelievably bad first half of the season, it’s been noticeable how few kids have been given chances in the Chelsea first team.
Kenedy has had some minutes, as has Ruben Loftus-Cheek, but that’s about it.
Instead, the vast majority of the upstarts on Chelsea’s books are currently out on loan. The Blues have 31 players farmed out this season.
According to the latest word out of Brazil, another Chelsea youngster is now on the move.
A former Brazilian Under-20 international, Wallace joined Chelsea from Fluminense in January 2013, but he was immediately loaned back to his former club.
Wallace spent a season on loan in Italy with Inter Milan, while the 21-year-old South American was farmed out to Dutch outfit Vitesse for the 2014-15 season.
Wallace made 20 league appearances for Vitesse last season, scoring one goal.
At the start of the year the 21-year-old was sent to Carpi, but he’s only made six Serie A appearances this term.
UOL are now reporting that Gremio will now take Wallace, and the deal will be wrapped up by Wednesday. That’s according to Gremio’s director of football Rui Costa.
Suffice to say, Wallace has yet to make his debut for Chelsea.