In December, we heard reports that Wallace would be cutting his disastrous loan spell at Inter Milan short, and returning to Chelsea before finding a new home for the remainder of the season. His agent quickly denied the talk of a recall, claiming that the player was happy and hoping to see more time on the pitch during the second half of the season.
Today brings us fresh talk of a recall though, this time being reported by Fabrizio Romano:
Wallace will stop his loan to Inter in next days and will return to Chelsea #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabRomano21) January 15, 2014
I’m sure most of us have our fingers crossed that Wallace is indeed recalled in short order, and that a more appropriate loan destination is found for the remainder of the season. Serie A has been relatively fun to watch this year and I’m sure Wallace is enjoying having excellent seats, but actually getting on the pitch and playing would be far better for his development. Finding a challenging loan assignment is far less important at this point than simply getting the player on the pitch, and there have to be plenty of clubs out there who could use a player with Wallace’s talent. Make it happen.