Exciting Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek is reportedly keen to complete a loan move away from Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window.
This has been reported by The Times, who claim that Loftus-Cheek, 19, has become frustrated in west London after failing to secure a regular place in the first-team under the guidance of Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese tactician previously suggested that the dynamic midfielder would have an important role to play at Stamford Bridge this season, but the England Under-21 ace hasn't come to prominence.
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And this latest report should worry Chelsea fans, who have watched their side endure a torrid start to the campaign. Sitting in 16th position in the Premier League table, the Blues have been shambolic throughout the course of the season so far, but Mourinho has failed to hand Loftus-Cheek a consistent run in the side.
The youngster has only featured on two occasions in England's elite division so far this term, so it's not entirely surprising that he's frustrated. With Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic out of form, why hasn't Mourinho handed his exceptionally talented youngster the platform to flourish?
Loftus-Cheek should be playing
Loftus-Cheek isn't going to become a superstar overnight, but he's not going to improve and learn by sitting on the sidelines week in, week out.
Chelsea are at rock bottom right now, so the decision not to play the robust midfielder on a more regular basis has to be questioned. What does Mourinho really have to lose? It can't get much worse, can it?
The Blues currently have 33 players out on loan, but it would be a real shame if Loftus-Cheek joined them in the next transfer window.
Chelsea fans: does Loftus-Cheek deserve more game time? Should he leave on loan? Have your say below!