Recent reports may be bringing smiles to the face of Chelsea centre-back defender Papy Djilobodji who is said to have completed a loan move to Bundesliga side Werder Bremen for the remainder of the present season.
The defender was signed as a panic-buy in the past summer transfer window when Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho signed him to cover up for failing to sign Everton’s centre-back defender John Stones.
However, the Senegalese defender has only appeared once for the Blues and it was only for 60 seconds which is nothing short of career ending.
He must have been seriously regretting moving to the Stamford Bridge from French Ligue 1 outfit Nantes since he has not even been given the chance to try and impress even when the Blues needed some centre-backs seriously and he was not injured.
He may have been ready to slug it out for a first-team spot after Mourinho was sacked due to the team’s woeful performances so far this season but it is now obvious that the new manager Guus Hiddink may not be ready to hand him a start still even with their defensive woes.
This has earned the defender the nickname “Papy Nobodji” by the Blues fans.
A statement released by Chelsea on Thursday said, “Papy Djilobodji has today (Thursday) joined Werder Bremen on loan until the end of the season.”“The defender, who arrived last summer from French club Nantes, will spend the remainder of the campaign with the Bundesliga club.”“Djilobodji made his debut for the Blues as a substitute in our League Cup victory against Walsall in September.”
A statement released by Werder Bremen through the club’s general manager Thomas Eichin on Thursday afternoon said, “Centre-back Papy Djilobodji has moved on loan. The Senegal international has joined the Green and Whites for the rest of the season.” “Earlier the 27-year-old had a medical and discussed personal terms. Djilobodji is already training with his new colleagues this afternoon.”