The Portuguese midfielder has isn’t exactly popular amongst the fans, so much so that when he does actually play a half decent game he’ll still be described as most as being useless. His time at the club has been mixed and it is true that his form was mostly poor, but he’s a decent squad player to have and I wouldn’t be against him sticking around.
He has been linked with a move as Italian outfit Napoli in a deal for around £8m, according to the Daily Mail, but he has refused to comment on his future until he’s finished at the Euros with Portugal.
Malouda is a player that has done good things for the club, especially during the double winning campaign under Carlo Ancelotti, but has been a constant source of frustration for most of his Chelsea career and there aren’t many fans that would be sad to see the back of the 32-year-old, who is arguably one of the fans’ least favourite players and would top most lists of players that should be shown the exit door.
He’s been strongly linked with a move to South America to play in Brazil, which I wrote about previously here.
Following an impressive loan spell prior to last season the 22-year-old finally broke into Chelsea’s first team when Andre Villas-Boas took charge at the club last summer. He was on fire in the early stages of the season, there was calls for him to play centre forward in Rooney’s absence at the Euros and he ended the campaign with a respectful 13 goals and seven assists from his role as right-forward.
Surely we would be mad for wanting to move this young talent on, right?…Wrong! He’s definitely talented and I believe he has what it takes to be a top star, but his attitude is questionable and there are rumours that he’s not happy at the club as he hasn’t received many opportunities as a centre forward. For someone that just broke into the team this is disappointing as he didn’t seem grateful to be in the side and he only has one-year remaining on his deal at Chelsea, if he isn’t happy then he won’t sign an extension so the logical decision to get some cash whilst we can.
He’s always been a player that the fans at Chelsea have appreciated and the Ghana midfielder will be a player that we would miss.
However, he’s now 29-years-old, has been ravaged by injuries and is currently picking up a lucrative wage as well as taking up a spot in the squad that could be filled by a younger midfielder with more reliable fitness. There are those that argue we should have another look at him in the pre-season and give him another chance, but he’s had his second chance already.
It’s sad, it’s a shame, but it is time for him to move on.
Not much to say here. Nothing against Ferreira at all and he’s been a great servant to the club since signing from Porto when Jose Mourinho took charge at the club in 2004/05 season.
But the 33-year-old does not feature much these days, in fact he hasn’t for quite some time and although he still puts in a shift when he’s called upon, we need better backup and it would not hurt to give one of our youngsters a chance.