It’s been a while since we’ve had to deal with Andreas Christensen, but SportBild kindly get the ball rolling again on Wednesday about where the Danish defender will play next year.
Currently on loan from Stamford Bridge at Borussia Mönchengladbach until June 2017, the 22-year-old has missed the last few weeks of football due to a hamstring injury, but should be back fairly soon for the Bundesliga club.
SportBild explain that Gladbach’s current idea, as they know they cannot afford to make the deal permanent, is to ask Chelsea for a loan extension (no length is mentioned, but one year would seem reasonable), but there’s a hiccup.
The best way to keep him for at least an extra year would be through participation to a European competition next season, preferably the Champions League, but with the German side currently 11th in the table, that might prove difficult.
If given the choice of returning to Chelsea, one point behind leaders Liverpool and on course to play in next season’s Champions League, or staying at the German side, we all know who the ambitious Dane will choose.
Max Eberl, Gladbach’s director of football, said “We will fight for Andreas”.
Good luck with that, Max.