We reported on Tuesday that Chelsea had agreed a deal for highly-rated midfielder Ruben Sammut to join Falkirk on loan next season and supporters on both sides are delighted with the news. The 20-year-old recently signed a contract extension with the Blues and will now hope for first-team football in his native Scotland to continue his development.
Quality signing #COYB
— Ian Brown (@ianbrown908) June 19, 2018
— fergusthefox (@fergusthefox) June 19, 2018
Yes. ?? pic.twitter.com/1r5IaCtmLa
— Calum ??????? (@KenzieCOYB) June 19, 2018
Fine player, methodical, consistent and hard player to get past.
— Nishanth Kumar (@nishu05) June 19, 2018
Got yourselves a bloody superb player there ! #cfc ?
— WebbyCFC79 (@webbyCFC) June 19, 2018
Sammut had been playing in Chelsea’s reserves who finished eighth in the Premier League 2 last season. He made 22 appearances for the youth side and needs more competitive action to improve. He’ll certainly have a challenge with Falkirk, as the Scottish Championship side finished eighth in the division last season.
Nevertheless, such experience will prove invaluable to the 20-year-old as he’ll learn much more from real league action that he ever would at youth level. His chances of featuring in Chelsea’s midfield in the future are slim, however, given the Blues boast N’Golo Kante, Tiémoué Bakayoko, Cesc Fabregas, Danny Drinkwater and Ross Barkley, but he could put himself in the shop window for another side next season.
Chelsea fans who have seen him in the reserve team believe he has great potential and could do well at Falkirk.
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