Chelsea FC defender Andreas Christensen has joined Borussia Monchengladbach on a two-year loan after agreeing to sign a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge. .
Andreas Christensen, who signed for Chelsea FC from Danish side BrA?ndby IF at the age of 16, is loaned out so that he can potentially play more minutes of first-team football next season with Borussian Monchengladbach.
He will spend the next two seasons in Germany’s top flight with Gladbach, who have qualified for the Champions League after finishing third in the Bundesliga behind Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg. Chelsea FC do hold an option to end the loan after a year should they see fit.
The teenager recently won his first cap for the senior Denmark national team, and has been a regular with the Danish U21 side that reached the semi-finals of the recently concluded U21 European Championship, losing to eventual winners Sweden.
Christensena s playing style has often led to comparisons with former Chelsea FC centre-back Ricardo Carvalho. The Dane is extremely composed on the ball, has the ability to step out and distribute it effectively, and is very good at anticipating threats early and cutting them out. It is physically where Christensen mainly needs to develop and experience in the top flight will go a long way towards getting him ready in that regard.
The 19-year-old a whose contract was due to expire in June 2016 a will sign a new 5 year deal with Chelsea FC before going out on loan. Although Ligue 1 side Monaco were briefly linked with the Dane, it now appears as though Christensen will be playing in the Bundesliga next season.
His father, Sten Christensen confirmed the new deal speaking to Ekstra Bladet in Denmark. ‘Andreas enjoyed three fantastic years at Chelsea until now,’ he said.
‘He has a clear feeling that Mourinho and Chelsea think a lot of him, and that they see him as a future player in the Chelsea first team. The five-year contract is also a clear indication.’
After the Danish international completed his medical on Friday, Borussia sporting director Max Eberl said: ‘Andreas Christensen is a promising talent and can cover a variety of positions in defence. We’re delighted that we’ve been able to bring him in on loan from Chelsea.’