Chelsea has confirmed that Joao Rodriguez has officially joined Spanish side Tenerife on loan for the upcoming season.
The Blues have been going through a rather chaotic time at the moment considering their managerial change. But it was finally announced that Antonio Conte has left his position as head coach of Chelsea with a replacement imminent. The most likely candidate to replace Conte at Stamford Bridge is his Italian counterpart and former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri although the official announcement is yet to be made. However, that has not stopped the West London club from doing their business in the transfer market.
Chelsea has not made any major summer signings in the summer transfer window so far because the board is waiting to confirm the new boss at the club. But the uncertainty of the managerial situation has not affected the decision to allow Colombian youngster Joao Rodriguez to leave the club on loan.
— footballespana (@footballespana_) July 13, 2018
Rodriguez Leaves Chelsea-
Chelsea made an official announcement in which the club statement which read, “Joao Rodriguez will spend the coming season on loan in Spain. The 22-year-old striker from Colombia is joining second division side Tenerife, having spent the previous campaign in the second tier in Mexico at Tampico Madero”
Rodriguez joined Chelsea back in 2013 but is yet to make a single appearance for the club but instead has been loaned out nine times having spent the last term at South America in Mexican club Tampico Madero. The forward will be hoping to make a great impact this season so that he can start playing regular football for Chelsea soon when the time comes.
I don’t think it was the right decision by Chelsea to allow Rodriguez to leave the club because the Blues are currently short on goalscorers. Hopefully, Alvaro Morata finds his feet this season at Stamford Bridge and justifies his £60 million price tag.