Reading FC and Chelsea may be at odds over a 20-year-old

Reading FC and Chelsea may be at odds over a 20-year-old

Despite his permanent move to Berkshire, Ben Elliott’s lack of playing time may be raising some questions at Stamford Bridge.

Despite the limitations, Reading was able to have a reasonably successful transfer window over the summer.

This squad’s formation was assisted by Head of Football Operations Mark Bowen, who deserves praise for his efforts given the challenges they had to overcome.


Due to outstanding bills, they were unable to sign any players at various periods during the summer, therefore Bowen’s ability to rebuild the team is a significant accomplishment.

The one complaint that can be leveled at the Royals’ transfer strategy is that given the influx of young players at the Select Car Leasing Stadium, they may currently lack some experience.


Although many fans were enthused by the enthusiasm and vigor of the younger players, the Berkshire outfit’s current predicament—the club is now in League One relegation—requires experienced first-teamers.


However, many of the young people deserve praise for their thus-far efforts, and several of them unquestionably merit greater playing time.

Although Michael Craig and Tivonge Rushesha performed admirably in cup events, they were not given the opportunity to truly establish their value in the middle of the field during league games.


Another guy who obviously deserves to play more than he has is Ben Elliott. If given the chance to show his talent, he may flourish.

How often has Ben Elliott played for Reading this season?

Elliott, who is 20 years old, may not be expected to start every game, but he has talent enough to be among the Royals’ first names on the teamsheet and has represented Cameroon at the senior international level.

Many supporters want him to start every game, despite the fact that he has had some opportunity to do so.

He hasn’t had enough chances to show his worth yet, starting in only three of his eight league games and was substituted against Blackpool in September.

Chelsea shows in interest for Ben Elliott
Ben Elliott

He demonstrated what he was capable of doing in the EFL Trophy match against Exeter City by scoring and providing an assist at St. James’ Park and playing a key role in his team’s 9-0 victory on the road in Devon.

Why might Chelsea be upset with Reading because of Ben Elliott?

The Cameroonian international was once a highly regarded player at Stamford Bridge, but injuries hampered his progress, and the Premier League powerhouses approved a permanent departure.


However, it appears that the League One club did not pay a fee for him because of their transfer limitations, thus it is possible that a sizable sell-on clause was included.

The Blues weren’t seeking for a large sum, according to a report from the Evening Standard back in July, but they did want a hefty sell-on included, so it wouldn’t be surprising if one was included to this agreement with the Royals.


Because the Royals aren’t playing him frequently right now, Ruben Selles’ team can only sell him for a little sum if an offer were to come in, and if Mauricio Pochettino’s team has a significant sell-on clause, they won’t be pleased that the Royals haven’t used him frequently.

The money earned from his potential sale may not matter all that much to a club the size of Chelsea, but they are trying to abide by the financial fair play laws after spending a lot under Todd Boehly. He has the potential to be sold for a large sum in the future.






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