Chelsea youngster Tino Anjorin is set to join Lokomotiv Moscow on loan. The deal includes an option for the Russian side to buy him for a fee of £17 million, but the Blues will also be inserting a buyback clause of their own.
The London side have been offloading many academy players since the beginning of the transfer window, to the benefit of multiple Premier League clubs.
The first to leave was Marc Guehi, who joined Crystal Palace for an impressive £18 million in mid-July as part of Patrick Vieira’s shakeup at Selhurst Park. The 21-year-old has started all three Premier League games so far for the Eagles after being a mainstay in Swansea City‘s backline last season.
Next, Lewis Bate joined Leeds United in a move worth £1.5 million, and his departure was followed five days later by that of Dynel Simeu, who moved to Southampton for the same fee.
18-year-old Valentino Livramento was another to exit Stamford Bridge this summer, joining Saints in a deal worth £5 million. The right-back has already cemented a place in the South Coast side’s starting team over last year’s first choice in the position Kyle Walker-Peters. Livramento has impressed since his move, and it looks as though Chelsea may have lost a great prospect.
Tino Anjorin will be the next to leave, heading to Russia on an initial loan that could turn into a permanent deal.
The Englishman has played just five senior games for his boyhood club, and has not yet been on a loan in his career.
However, for the next season at least, he will be plying his trade for Lokomotiv Moscow, who are currently fourth in the Russian Premier League. Anjorin will have the opportunity to develop while playing in one of the world’s strongest leagues, and will hope to become a regular starter for a team currently in the Europa League.