Pochettino performs a U-turn by postponing the loan exit for Ugochukwu

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Mauricio Pochettino has postponed the loan exit for Lesley Ugochukwu. The Chelsea manager described him as the player for the loan exit. However, now he is looking to take U-turn in this. This is according to a Football Insider, who claims Lesley quickly won the heart of Pochettino. Consequently, any loan move for the development of player have been denied.

When Chelsea signed Ugochukwu in July, Pochettino seemingly distanced him from the deal. He said,

 “We need experience in midfield. I have the information you have. My information is a player that is from France that maybe they sign with the idea to send on loan. The information was already in your laptop.”

Obviously at the time of transfer window, Ugochukwu was in the list of Chelsea disposal. Moreover, he only played as a substitute in two Premier League games. A full 90-min for him has come in the match against AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup. The Football Insider also claims that Pochettino is impressed by the 19-year old till now. This has allowed him to prevent his any loan spell. Though, their may be a chance for loan in January as per The Report. But for now, he may get a chance to lineup for the Chelsea squad.

Chelsea witnessed a major transition in their midfield rebuild. The exits of players like Kovacic, Kante, Mount, Loftus-Cheek and others. Now, Ugochukwu is considered to be a part of this squad.

Ugochukwu is happy at Chelsea

During the current international break, Ugochukwu has revealed via Chelsea’s official website why he made the move. He said:

“I was attracted by what they wanted to do and what they saw in me. They say I can become a great midfielder, if I put in the work and everything goes well. It’s up to me to prove that I can have my place in the long term. I wanted to take this step. When a club of this stature comes in for you, it’s very difficult to refuse.”

He continues:

In any team, you are not sure you will play. When I arrived at Chelsea, I knew where I was going. It’s up to you to prove yourself, to show that you deserve your place. Personally, I have never been afraid of competition.

“I have been learning with very good players like Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia, who is the same age as me. It’s up to me to go and get the most minutes.

“What I am learning at Chelsea, on a daily basis and during games, will allow me to strengthen myself and mature in my game. When you are young, you have to play, of course, but I feel ready to fight for earn my place.

I have great confidence in myself, in my qualities, in what I can do. I know that if I do things correctly, everything will go as planned. I have the trust of the club, of the staff, that’s what pushed me to say to myself: Go for it! If they came for you, it’s because you have the qualities.”

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