Hamburg had been expected to make Jeffrey Bruma’s loan move permanent this summer, having spent the past two seasons at the Bundesliga club, but have declared they will be allowing him to return to Stamford Bridge.
The Dutch centre-back signed for Chelsea from Feyernoord when he was 15, and having failed to make the transition into the first-team, has spent the past 2 and a half years away on loan.
It is yet to be seen where his future will lie, and I imagine a new manager will be appointed before any decision is made. At only 21, he may still be looked at as a hot prospect for the club, having shone in the Chelsea youth set-up.
If Chelsea were thinking of keeping him on their books, then a one-year extension to his contract would have to be considered. With his current contract expiring at the end of next season, a transfer away from the club is extremely likely.
Still being a young player, I expect there to be plenty of interest for the Dutch defender, with the Bundesliga still being a likely destination regardless of Hamburg’s refusal.