The Evening Standard are reporting that young Chelsea striker Martell Taylor-Crossdale has accepted a move to Hoffenheim in Germany after rejecting the offer on the table to remain at Stamford Bridge.
Other sources are saying he will complete a medical this week ahead of joining the Bundesliga team, a move which will make him just the latest England youth star to make the switch to the continent in search of more game time.
Teenage Chelsea striker Martell Taylor-Crossdale will head to Germany later this week for a medical ahead of a permanent move to Bundesliga club Hoffenheim.
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The 19 year old won the Toulon Tournament with England in 2017, but has seen not a sniff of first team action. We might have expected him to go on loan next year, but with his deal expiring clearly he thinks he stands a better chance with Jadon Sancho and the like getting regular first team action in a European top flight.
It’s not a great sign for us that our young players are turning down our offers to stay, even with presumably the promise of a loan and the prospect of integration into the first team.
On the other hand, he’s never been considered a really top tier talent anyway, by those who watch the youth team a lot.