Jeffrey Bruma's Chelsea career, which began as a schoolboy, was probably ended by David Luiz, whose arrival in January 2011 shifted the then 19-year-old center back from a first-team backup role to a loanee. Spells at Leicester City (then in the Championship) and back-to-back seasons at HSV in the Bundesliga followed, before a cut-rate deal was struck with PSV and the former FA Youth Cup winner left for just €3m.
He has since become a mainstay in the back-to-back Eredivisie champions' defense and has also established himself in the Dutch national team.
At the time of his sale, it was understood that part of the reason for the low fee was a buy-back clause for Chelsea for an undisclosed period of time. It appears that the deal may have been even more complicated than that, as, according to De Telegraaf, Chelsea will be due roughly 30% of Bruma's next transfer fee. And that sell-on clause could come into play shortly.
The rumored price for this transfer is around €15m, with Bruma expected to complete a medical this week and all the paperwork to go through by the time the transfer window opens on July 1st. Chelsea would be receiving a cool €5m for a player we sold three years ago. Maybe we can throw that onto the Nainggolan cash-pile?