One of the many players bought by Chelsea who never broke into the first-team and ended up on loans around the world, Matt Miazga’s future seems to be far away from Stamford Bridge.
The USA international has spent the current season out on loan at Anderlecht, where he has impressed under Vincent Kompany, as the club looks to rekindle its former glories under the ex-Manchester City defender.
Bringing in young Premier League players in on loan, such as Miazga and Lukas Nmecha, has been a recipe for some success for the club, and it appears the environment they’ve offered also has its appeal.
Speaking to HLN, relayed by Voetbalnieuws, the defender made it clear what he wanted to do going forward, and it didn’t involve returning to Stamford Bridge to fight for his place.
He said: “Ask me again later. I would like to be here, but such a decision depends on several parameters”.
The reason for that is that Anderlecht never negotiated a purchase clause for Miazga in their initial loan, meaning any permanent transfer would have to be negotiated from scratch.
Under contract at Chelsea for another year, he won’t exactly be expensive, but with other priorities, such as Nmecha, also on the cards at the Belgian club, finances could end up being stretched if they were to go after two Premier League players.