Chelsea specialists helping to check out Bruma's heart condition

Martin Rose

Chelsea's specialists are helping to check out Jeffrey Bruma after his transfer to PSV Eindhoven was (temporarily) derailed by the discovery of a heart condition during his medical -- he's still our player, for now, and we we're helping to take care of him. Happily, at the moment this doesn't sound like too big a concern -- all parties are just going to thoroughly vet the issue rather than rush into a decision. Football teams are risk-averse enough that rushing into a decision would almost certainly result in a 'no'.

The fact that we're still in early July means that there's plenty of time for PSV to do their due diligence on this buy and ensure that Bruma has a long and healthy career. If we'd tried selling him right at the deadline then we (and Bruma) would be kind of screwed. As it is, this sounds like a problem that can be worked around given enough time and testing, which will leave him with more playing time and Chelsea with a little bit of cash plus a buyback option. The deal's not dead; it just needs a little more work.

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