According to a report from Football.London, Nottingham Forest may face financial consequences from Chelsea if they persist in not playing Andrey Santos in the Premier League, who is currently on loan. The report further suggests that the loan agreement includes a break clause, allowing Chelsea to potentially recall the young player in January, while the Fans have already begun advocating for this action.
Santos’ Disappointing Loan Spell With Nottingham Forest So Far
Chelsea loanee Andrey Santos hasn’t had a promising start to his loan spell at Nottingham Forest. Since his transfer over the summer, the 19-year-old has not made an appearance in the Premier League for the Reds.
Santos had joined Stamford Bridge in January after an impressive youth career with Brazilian club Vasco De Gama, where he made his debut for the first team at just 16 years old. In his final season with the South American club, he scored eight goals and provided two assists in 33 appearances as a central midfielder. He then joined Mauricio Pochettino’s squad over the summer for their pre-season tour.
Since arriving at Forest, Santos hasn’t played a single minute in their five league matches. It’s worth noting that one of those matches took place the day after his announcement, and another was against the Blues, making him ineligible to participate. Nevertheless, not appearing for three subsequent weekends have left the Blues fans feeling anxious.
Should Pochettino Bring Him Back To Chelsea?
Expectations were high when Andrey Santos joined Nottingham Forest on loan. However, his time at the club has not lived up to the anticipation. In the five league games that have taken place since his arrival, Santos has not seen a minute of action on the pitch.
One of the primary reasons behind loaning young talents like Santos is to provide them with opportunities for development and first-team experience. However, his absence from the starting lineup at Nottingham Forest raises concerns about his growth as a player.
With Santos’s undeniable talent and potential, his continued absence from competitive football might be seen as a missed opportunity both for the player and the West London club.
Nevertheless, Mauricio Pochettino‘s midfield department is already well-stocked with skilled midfielders. Therefore, Chelsea should consider recalling Santos by exercising the break clause and subsequently loaning him to a different club. This would provide him with an opportunity to unlock his potential and allow his talents to be effectively utilized.