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Chelsea midfielder rejoins FK Partizan Belgrade

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Danilo Pantic remains a loan army warrior

Partizan Belgrade v Viktoria Plzen - UEFA Europa League Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images

UPDATE: It’s official.


PREVIOUSLY:

Chelsea may not have a first-team head coach set for next season, but the loan army is almost into double digits already. Loanee number nine was confirmed yesterday by his current club, FK Partizan Belgrade, where he also spent last season and where he had come up as a teenager and had his breakout season that prompted Chelsea to spent a little over £1m to sign him back in 2015.

Now 21, Danilo Pantić had not found success at either Vitesse or Excelsior of the Eredivisie in his first two loans for Chelsea. Last year, he returned to the Serbian Super League and set career highs in games, goals, assists, and was named to the league’s team of the year as well. Perhaps he made his move abroad a bit too soon? He’s now set for another season, which he should dominate if he is to progress.

Pantić, as it often happens in these cases, signed a new three-year contract extension with Chelsea, though according to some reports, Partizan have a buy-option as well.

In any case, good luck, Danilo.