As the club are in talks over bringing Belgian Benteke to the club, they also plan to get a Belgian football club. Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz is a combination of former clubs Mouscron and Peruwelz that merged back in 2010. Based in Mouscron, they play in the country’s professional first-division league. Chelsea wants to enter a partnership with the side in order to make them the blue’s feeders team.
Since Chelsea is known to sign a whole lot of players every now and then, rather than make them all stay in the club’s reserve team at the bridge, they are better off sent to a feeders team where they will get exposure to first team action and European football. This is what they have done with Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands league, Eredivisie. And such move has borne fruits, most notably the development of Christian Atsu and Lucas Piazon. The former got loaned out to Everton from Netherlands after an impressive season of 55 chances-created and 5 goals, and the latter, ended up in Germany’s Eintracht Frankfurt after having created the most chances for Vitesse – 78, in the prior season. The likes of Wallace, Bertrand Traore and Josh McEachran currently are becoming better at the club. Gael Kakuta was also once with the club, and Spanish side, Rayo Vallecano had gone ahead to sign him up.
With Royal Mouscron-Peruwelz having cut ties with Lille, Chelsea is hoping to secure the Belgian club as its feeders team by buying up a considerable amount of shares in the club. While players develop at the side, they are also fit for an European passport after spending 3 seasons, and this will automatically make them play for Chelsea afterwards if they are returned to their parents club. The Jupiler Pro League side turned down such offer from Manchester City earlier ago, but are keen to work with Chelsea as the relationship promises to be mutually beneficial.