When Chelsea decided to spend a lot of money on Cesare Casadei from Inter Milan, there was a belief the Blues really believed in him.
He was never going to start straight away, which is why a loan move to Reading was arranged, where he played as a starter for most of his time there.
The young midfielder is now heading back to Chelsea ahead of the summer and pre-season, where he has big plans for his future, as he explained to Corriere dello Sport.
Delighted with his experience in the Championship, the player sat down with the newspaper to discuss a few things, including his transfer to the Blues.
Explaining he was ‘grateful’ for the opportunity given to him by Chelsea, he said: “It wasn’t easy at first, I had to adapt to a different culture. I am overcoming the language barrier with an English teacher who follows me, and then they are not afraid to throw you into the mix: I almost immediately trained with the Blues’ first-team.”
Asked if he had any regrets about leaving Inter Milan so early, he replied: “No, no. I would do everything I did again. I’m really happy in England. Playing as a starter in the Championship has allowed me to experience the football of the greats. Now I’m going back to Chelsea to play my chances.”