One of Chelsea’s promising midfield talents signed a new contract yesterday and then was shipped out on loan. Luke McCormick has committed himself in West London for a further three years and will ply his trade at League One side Shrewsbury Town this season – the news has left many supporters wondering if he will come good or turn out like former flop Charlie Colkett, who now operates in the Allsvenskan with Ostersunds.
McCormick is yet to feature for the senior side and spent much of last season on the injury table – of the 16 games he did feature in for the under-23s he impressed, netting eight goals and assisting two more from central midfield. The Chelsea website labels him a hard-working and tough-tackling player.
On hearing the news, a number of the Stamford Bridge faithful took to social media to share their opinions. One supporter questioned whether or not it would be a good move dropping that far down the English pyramid whilst others prayed that he doesn’t end up like Colkett who went to the very same club on loan, failing to impress before being shipped out permanently.
You can read the best selection of tweets from Chelsea supporters below:
Terrible choice for a 20 yr old to join. Hope he doesn't turn to another colkett
— Mustafah (@mus_ttafah) July 18, 2019
Why not Vitesse or a top tier team in Germany ????????!?
Felt he’s too good for League One. Would have been better off with development team than a league one. I don’t see FL bringing him into first team from league One
— Anuoluwa (@Anuoluwa0150806) July 18, 2019
I don’t think it’s a good move. Will their playstyle fit him
— Ben Abu (@bjabu36) July 18, 2019
Personally think that’s a leave to low for him.
— Paul Cove (@PaulRCove) July 18, 2019
I hope it works out better than Colkett’s Shrewsbury loan..
— John Hamilton (@JohnHamilton44) July 18, 2019
A great chance for Luke McCormick playing for Shrewsbury Town on loan this season, A very talented youngster who struggled with a bad injury last year. A new three-year deal with Chelsea as well. Very interesting to see how he gets on. #cfc
— Oliver Harbord (@ojharbord) July 18, 2019
Really like this kid attitude. Hope he does make it at Chelsea.
— Tru Blue ???????????????? (@Segmarv) July 18, 2019
Shrewsbury are getting a very good player in Luke McCormick.
— Matt (@MattCFC93) July 18, 2019