Signed by Chelsea on deadline day in the summer, Papy Djilobodji's move to the Blues wasn't exactly one to get the people excited. And after a tenure at Stamford Bridge as noteworthy as his transfer to the club, he's now gone on loan with just a single Chelsea appearance to his name.
Papy #Djilobodji wechselt auf Leihbasis bis zum Sommer zu #Werder:https://t.co/9ndIclqh7Y! Herzlich willkommen, Papy pic.twitter.com/e2uPsNRVYS— SV Werder Bremen (@werderbremen) 21 janeiro 2016
The Senegalese defender will be joining Bundesliga club Werder Bremen until the end of the season. There has been no reports on whether the deal has a buy-option clause or anything of the sort.
Djilobodji was brought to the Green-Whites after defender Assani Lukimya's transfer to Chinese club Liaoning Whowin. The deal was closed shortly after the player passed his medicals at Bremen's facilities.
With Chelsea, Djilobodji only managed one single appearance as a substitute in a League Cup match back in September. He also featured on the bench on three other occasions, but didn't get to take to the pitch again after his Walsall cameo.
Having moved to Chelsea on a reported £3 million transfer fee, it was extremely low-risk yet still highly baffling acquisition at the time, and it remains the same in hindsight. Although his journey as a Chelsea player isn't over yet, it wouldn't be much of a surprise if Djilobodji finds another home by the end of his loan deal at the Bundesliga.
Either way, best of luck to Papy.