After his second season on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach, Andreas Christensen is currently on international duty with the Danish national team, for whom he has been a first-choice center back for some time now. International duty involves plenty of media duty as well, and while talking with Danish reporters, Christensen confirmed that plans are in place for him to at least start the pre-season at Chelsea.
“I will join up with Chelsea on July 7th. I haven’t talked to Conte yet. I have talked to the sporting director and all those responsible for getting the players set up with a flat and what else belongs to them. The sports director says the plan is that I meet like all the others and go through the preseason,”
Basically, Christensen has confirmed what we’ve known for some time now. That is, he will start pre-season at Chelsea and look to impress Antonio Conte enough to earn a permanent first-team place for the upcoming season. With any sort of deal for Virgil van Dijk having fallen apart in recent weeks, one cannot help but think that Christensen will at least be thoroughly considered to bolster our defensive ranks.
Exciting times lie ahead, which could possibly see one academy defender replace another in John Terry.