Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has hinted that he may leave Stamford Bridge in the summer if he isn’t going to be playing regularly next season.
With chances in the first team limited in west London, the midfielder headed to Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal at the start of last campaign.
The youngster made a huge impression at Selhurst Park under Roy Hodgson, thus earning a call-up to the England squad for the World Cup in the process following some excellent displays.
Having impressed for the Three Lions in the 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Thursday at Elland Road, the 22-year-old could well prove to be a key player for Gareth Southgate in Russia over the next month.
However, after making 25 appearances for the Eagles last term, Loftus-Cheek will need to be playing regularly in the future if he is to keep his place in the England squad.
While Chelsea fans want the midfielder to play a big role in their team next season after a frustrating campaign in the league. questions marks surrounding whether or not he will play come August.
Now knowing he needs to be playing regular games, Loftus-Cheek has claimed he will make a decision once he returns from World Cup duty.
“Going forward I’ve really realised the importance of playing regularly for my own progress and development,” said Loftus-Cheek, as reported by the Mirror.
“I felt like I got better and better every game at Palace so playing regularly is the key going forward and that will help me make my decision after the World Cup.”