Ruben Loftus-Cheek has admitted he’d always like to stay at Chelsea.
“I’m devoted to Chelsea,” Loftus-Cheek told. “I have been here since I was seven, so there was no reason for me to leave Chelsea after the season with Sarri.”
“I don’t see myself as a young player anymore.” He goes on to admit, however.
In May 2019, Loftus-Cheek suffered the Achilles fracture and was able to start playing just before the coronavirus outbreak struck football:
“That was a blow to get injured and to be honest I didn’t think I’d be injured for so long. I didn’t think it would take me a year to get back.
“So, when I signed my contract that was in my thoughts. But clearly that was not the way it happened.”
He has spent the last couple of seasons fighting to secure a starting spot in the first team:
“Frank [Lampard] came last July so I still talked of signing up for Chelsea before he came in.
“Coming in simply didn’t change my mind to stay even more. I was happy at Chelsea and my goal was to remain here.”