As a host of young talent has before him, 20-year-old Cesare Casadei appears to be close to departing Chelsea on loan.
Transfer Guru Fabrizio Romano has reported that he will “Leave Chelsea in the next 48h in order to join Reading on loan, deal almost done — final details to be sorted soon.
“Loan deal ready and of course it won’t include any buy option clause.”
Cesare Casadei to Join Reading on Loan From Chelsea
Cesare Casadei will leave Chelsea in the next 48h in order to join Reading on loan, deal almost done — final details to be sorted soon. 🚨🔵 #CFC
Loan deal ready and of course it won’t include any buy option clause.
Casadei, prepared to accept as called by @AdrianJKajumba. pic.twitter.com/DteR45wGPZ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 28, 2023
Who is Cesare Casadei?
Originally part of Inter Milan’s youth setup, the Italian midfielder signed for the Blues in the summer of 2022 on a six-year contract.
Since then, he has gone on to make 13 appearances for the club’s U21 side, scoring five goals and registering one assist.
He has become known for his goalscoring prowess, with the coordinator of Italy’s national youth teams, Maurizio Viscidi, previously saying he: “Attacks the penalty area better than anyone else we’ve seen, better than Frattesi or Barella.”
He is an exciting player to watch, and will likely have Reading fans jumping out of their seats more than once during his spell at the club.
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Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, and Fikayo Tomori are just a few of the long list of promising young Chelsea stars to have enjoyed successful loan spells with Championship sides.
The Blues are masters of the loan strategy, and whilst often criticised by rival fans, have an impressive ability to develop young players in this way.
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Casadei is yet to experience any senior football, either in England or in Italy, and this will be a great test for him. He has already demonstrated he has the talent needed to become a superstar in European football, but this loan spell will test his ability to handle the more physical side of the sport as well.