Malo Gusto returns to Chelsea camp after getting injured at Lyon. Chelsea completed a deal for the 19-year-old in the January transfer window.
The French Under-21 international agreed on a contract until 2030 and joined Chelsea on a deal worth around £26 million. However, Gusto was loaned back to Ligue 1 side for the remainder of the season.
Lyon head coach Laurent Blanc was worried about the situation and said:-
“You must treat it well but it’s not much,
“I hope Lyon and Chelsea will show common sense. In any case, he’s not fit to play a Ligue 1 match.”
Due to the sensibility of the situation, it was quickly decided that Gusto should undertake his rehabilitation at Chelsea’s training base. And on the contrary, the Blues medical team did not agree with Blanc’s assessment of the injury. Gusto will be ruled out for eight to ten weeks.
This will provide the Frenchman to get to acclimatize to life in England. His rehabilitation program has been overseen at Cobham and that has enabled the opportunity for Graham Potter to meet the player. Gusto will become part of Chelsea’s first team next season.
Chelsea’s manager recently spoke about the situation:-
“Malo is here to help with his rehab – the club made that decision,” the Chelsea head coach explained last month. “But it’s nice to meet him and nice to see him in person around the building. But we’re just trying to help him get back fit.”
Chelsea have benefitted from Lyon’s misfortune. Gusto will ensure that the Blues have a genuine alternative to Reece James for the first time in two seasons.
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