Chelsea have been slammed for allowing young talented defender Jay DaSilva leave the club on a permanent deal this summer.
Dasilva, a left-sided player, joined us as an Under-13 and won the UEFA Youth League twice and the FA Youth Cup three times with us, scoring in the 2014 final.
However, the 21-year-old has joined the Robins after spending 2018/19 on loan with the Championship club.
And Durham cannot understand why Frank Lampard and Jody Morris would not want to keep players such as Dasilva due to their inability to bring fresh faces to the club.
Durham said: “What puzzles me about it is this: if they’ve got these youth players, young players, Chelsea and Frank Lampard and Jody Morris are being taken back to the club, surely the youth players, especially with the transfer embargo, are part of the programme.
“They’re part of the policy now. I have to say I’ve seen him a couple of times, Jay Dasilva, and have been really impressed.
“I was shocked, absolutely shocked when I was that it was a permanent deal.
“I would have rolled my eyes to heaven if I had heard it was another season-long loan.
“But here Chelsea have said ‘yeah it’s alright, you can go’.cHe’s so highly-rated, he looks so good, and having won so much as a youth with Chelsea, I can’t get my head around it.
“For me it doesn’t make any sense. If there are Chelsea fans fuming about it, I can understand it.”
Meanwhile, Pedro has admitted that he has no intention of quitting the club this season.
It is believed that Frank Lampard will be more inclined to hand the younger generation more of a chance to shine in the squad next season, especially as he is unable to add to his quad this summer.
And that has led to speculation in the media suggesting that Pedro could be on his way out, especially as only having one-year left on his current deal at the Blues.
But Pedro has made it clear he plans to stay at Chelsea long term.
“I’ve got one year left on my contract at Chelsea,” he said on the Daily Express website.
“And I hope I can stay there as long as possible. There’s the possibility of playing in the Champions League once again.”
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