Chelsea talent ruined by Championship loans agrees temporary move to Germany

Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker has completed a loan move to Fortuna Dusseldorf, according to Nizaar Kinsella of, whose Tweets you can read below.

The Chelsea correspondent had already reported this morning that the midfielder was in the squad for the German team’s friendly against Rayo Vallecano later today, and now it seems like the final preparations have been completed, meaning Baker will play his football in the Bundesliga this season.

Poor Lewis was very highly rated for a very long time by some Chelsea fans, and it’s a shame to see that his is one of the careers that has just drifted through a series of loans. Too many times he’s found himself on the bench of a Championship team, and he will be desperate to establish himself as a starter early doors in Germany.

Kinsella’s report also claims that Baker’s move was influenced by Marina Granovskaia and Eddie Newton, who persuaded him that another Championship spell wasn’t in his best interest. That seems a wise move.