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Borussia M'Gladbach keen on signing yet another Chelsea player on loan

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Victorien Angban, who followed Bertrand Traore's footsteps and officially signed for Chelsea last year after spending three years as a long-term trialist, was one of the three players loaned out to Belgian side Sint-Truiden for the 2015/16 season. Also like Traore, Angban proved himself to be a player with bundles of potential, rapidly establishing himself as one of the first names on the STVV team-sheet and showing ability beyond his years, despite having some serious discipline issues.

As a reward for his performances, the 19-year-old Ivorian was also called up to the senior national team on multiple occasions this season, also being named on the bench for two of their games but failing to make an appearance. According to reports by HBVL, STVV, who would've liked to have Angban and fellow Chelsea loanee, Cristian Cuevas on loan for the 2016/17 season as well, have been informed by Chelsea that by no means will Angban be retained in Limburg. Although a vital cog in the side, it's probably the best decision to give Angban a more challenging loan next season in order to further his development.

More recent reports claim that Borussia Monchengladbach, with whom we've had considerable loanee success (Thorgan Hazard and Andreas Christensen come to mind), would like to sign the youngster on loan next season. With Monchengladbach looking likely to lose their captain and presence in midfield, Granit Xhaka to one of the many Premier League clubs that are rumoured to be circling around him like a bunch of hungry vultures, this move doesn't look like a bad idea at all for Angban. A strange parallel could even be drawn to the number of red cards that both midfielders are prone to picking up, with Angban being sent off three times and picking up six yellow cards in his 19 appearances this season.

As has been proved by the success of the aforementioned Chelsea loanees at Gladbach, and also by the breakout seasons Mahmoud Dahoud and Nico Elvedi are currently having, Gladbach are not afraid to blood youngsters and more so with the appointment of Andre Schubert.

With the Bundesliga also seeming a logical step up for Angban, this move seems like an ideal one for next season and hopefully, it will go through.