One could be forgiven if they were to forget that Danilo Pantic is still at Chelsea. The Serbian midfielder is into his fourth year running with the Blues and as deadline day approaches, there is finally a hint about where the 22 year old’s next stint will transpire.
Serbian newspaper MOZZART Sport (pretty fun name, huh?) report that Pantic will move to MOL Fehérvár FC in the Hungarian first division. Fehérvár earlier went by the (better-known and cooler) names of Videoton FC and MOL Vidi FC, and it’s worth noting that they were in the same Europa League group as Chelsea last season where they finished 3rd in the group stages. Unfortunately for Fehérvár (and Pantic), the Hungarian club could only make it to the 2nd qualifying round in this season’s UEL campaign.
Despite having underwhelming loan spells at Vitesse and Excelsior in Netherlands in previous seasons, he turned the tide around with a much-improved stint at his boyhood club, FK Partizan, over the last two years. The report from MOZZART Sport does note that Pantic would have preferred to continue his development at Partizan, but Chelsea decided otherwise due to reasons yet to be ascertained.
Hungary seems like a good step in Pantic’s career at this point. While he may never reach the standards set by his compatriot, ex-Blues Nemanja Matic, his last loan move proved that the youngster shouldn’t be ruled out just yet.