Enzo Maresca said that Chelsea’s move to end Cesare Casadei’s loan with the Championship leaders had caught Leicester off guard.
The Italian midfielder was supposed to play for Leicester the entire season, but last Friday, he was summoned up to Stamford Bridge, leaving Leicester’s roster somewhat thin-headed going into Monday’s 1-1 match with rivals Ipswich.
Mail Sport is aware that Casadei’s exit may make room for Maresca to sign Inter Milan long-term target Stefano Sensi, but he was nonetheless taken aback by the Casadei development.”We weren’t expecting Casadei to return to Chelsea,” Maresca remarked. “They own him, so they have the power to decide; we are powerless.” Although it caught us off guard, we handled it and tried to find a solution before the transfer window closed.
This season, Casadei made 25 appearances for the Foxes in all competitions, tallying three goals.
Casadei, who cost £12.6 million to acquire from Inter Milan two years ago, has made 13 appearances for Chelsea’s under-21 team but has not yet made his professional debut for the club.
During his loan in the Midlands, Casadei acquired priceless experience, and he hopes to use that to pave the way for his inclusion in Mauricio Pochettino’s senior squad.
Despite the odd squad situation, a top insider suggests a Chelsea member may leave this week. “It makes no sense to continue.”
January is almost 22 days old, and Chelsea still hasn’t made a permanent acquisition or signing. However, Fabrizio Romano believes that this tranquil time will not persist.
This week, during his Caughtoffside exclusive Debrief, he stated that he anticipated a “busy week” for Chelsea in terms of Armando Broja:
“I believe that [concrete transfer news this week] is possible; Armando Broja is going to have a busy week. Mauricio Pochettino recently stated that he has to be playing frequently, yet he seldom ever does. It is absurd to carry on in this manner.
West Ham has expressed historical interest, and Wolves might also be an option. In the upcoming days, there might be activity.
He is currently our best striker on the field and is at last receiving the playing time in the teams he requires. But even as he approaches this pivotal moment, the rumors of a move abroad have only grown stronger.
The lineup for tomorrow night will reveаl a great deal. By all means, Broja should start, but even then, there’s no assurance of a sustained career.
It’s clear that Romano’s time at Chelsea is up if he doesn’t play as our lone available striker in a match we need to win. In the meantime, his “busy week” will get underway.