Records will show that Ulises Davila was officially a Chelsea player from August 27, 2011 to December 4, 2015. Many will not believe it. But if you were alive during this glorious time, you will have witnessed all 0 of his appearances, goals, and minutes for the Blues. They were massive, impactful, life-altering.
And now, he's gone.
Ulises navigated the treacherous oceans of Chelsea's loan system for half a decade. He survived Vitesse, Sabadell, Córdoba, Tenerife, Vitória, Scylla, Sirens, accumulating well over 100 professional appearances in total. He even scored a super-crucial goal once! Once the King of the Guadalajara youth system, Ulises has returned back home to Mexico, joining Santos Laguna ahead of the start of the 2016 Clausura season.
Davila signs a three-year deal with Santos, hoping to "incorporate" all he's learned in Europe to help his new team improve on their worst season in some time, finishing 15th in the Apertura.
There's no word on purchase price (if any). Chelsea had (maybe?) signed Davila up to a new extension this summer, tying him to the club until 2017, but I wouldn't be surprised if we just agreed to release him regardless and bid him farewell and good luck, so long and thanks for all the memories.