Chelsea loanee takes swipe at the Blues saying he feels “revived” at new club

Chelsea loanee Denis Zakaria has taken a swipe at the club claiming he feels “revived” following his move to Monaco.

Zakaria spent last season on loan at Stamford Bridge from Italian side Juventus but only made 11 appearances in all competitions, with the Blues having an option to sign him permanently for £30m.

Following a disappointing spell in west London Zakaria returned to Italy before signing for Monaco, where he’s been reunited with Adi Hutter, his former boss at Young Boys and Borussia Monchengladbach.

The 27-year-old has been instrumental in the Monaco midfield this season, appearing in 25 of their 31 league games as the French side aim to qualify for the Champions League.

Ahead of Monaco’s match against Brest on Sunday night the Swiss international admitted his time in France has “done me a lot of good mentally and especially physically” following his difficult stint at Chelsea.

“On a personal level, I’ve had a pretty complete season”, Zakaria said in quotes picked by Football London.

“I’ve been able to play a lot of matches, and I’ve been able to help the team so I’m happy about that.

“I think the season will be even more beautiful if, at the end of the season, we have a positive result. I’m focused on helping the team as much as possible in these last few matches, give everything and take as many points.”

The Blues could be in the market for a midfielder this summer if Conor Gallagher ends up leaving the club ,but have exciting youngsters in Andrey Santos and Cesare Casadei who could be ready to step into the potential gap left by Gallagher.

It mustn’t be forgotten that Chelsea will also have Romeo Lavia available after missing the whole season through injury, which will feel like a new signing despite him joining the club last summer, and there are high hopes for the Belgian.


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