The scarce opportunities available to academy graduates such as Lewis Bate, Tino Livramento and Dynel Simeu of getting into the Chelsea first team have left such youngsters to evaluate offers of clubs outside of Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have a vast array of young talent. Players such as Mason Mount and Reece James emerged from the youth academy and enjoyed great opportunites under Frank Lampard. However, for others, the presence of big name stars such as Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic and Gilmour means there is little room to break into in the first team.
Facing this situation, many promising young talents at the London club will have to look for a space in another team to keep on growing. Lewis Bate is one of the first to leave, after Leeds United confirmed his signing for a fee of around 1.5 million euros.
Another player that could be on his way out is Tino Livramento, who ‘Goal’ reports is close to a move to Brighton. The 18-year-old right-back has ample competition for his position with Azpilicueta and Reece James having their spots more than consolidated, thus making it near impossible for him to break into the first team any time soon.
The ‘Goal’ news portal also confirmed the same fate could occur for Dynel Sineu and Myles Peart-Harris, who are expected to sign for Southampton and Brentford, respectively.