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Swansea City Want Josh McEachran Loan Deal

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15:  Josh McEachran of Chelsea shoots on goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on May 15, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15: Josh McEachran of Chelsea shoots on goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on May 15, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Josh McEachran was reasonably good against Everton on Wednesday, but the 18-year-old midfielder hasn't been playing much and could almost certainly do with more first-team time. He's not going to get it just yet. Fortunately, Swansea will be around to right that particular wrong come January:

I need to have a conversation at length [with Chelsea]. Josh is not playing at the moment, he is on the bench, although he played [against Everton] last night. He is a wonderful talent and the positive thing is that clubs see Swansea as a club that can develop such talents. He has a big future, he played in the same team as my son right through the system at Chelsea and has kicked on since he turned 14. He has got great vision, he is a terrific footballer and he needs to play in a certain system.

I think [the Chelsea manager] André [Villas-Boas] and [sporting director] Michael Emenolo understand he will need to get some games and when that moment comes he is certainly a player who would do terrific [sic] here. We try to be in the market for the very best players. We don't have the finances to buy such players but, if it allows us to loan players, then I would be confident in what we could give such a player.

-Brendan Rodgers, Swansea manager. Source: Guardian.

Chelsea apparently blocked a potential loan move to Wigan this summer, which made sense at the time but is disappointing considering his limited time on the pitch so far with the Blues. With Michael Essien due to return in January, McEachran will find himself with even less opportunities in the first team. Hopefully, then, a loan move will end up happening, whether that be to Swansea or somewhere else (as long as they play him).