On loan Villa star considers Stamford Bridge Exit.
Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand has said that he will sit and consider his long term future at the end of the season as he continues to impress with Aston Villa.
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The England international has recognised that at 24 years old he needs to be playing regular first team football, something that he was not getting with the Blues.
He has consistently struggled to get a foothold in the first team at Stamford Bridge ever since breaking through from the academy, and his plight has often led him to seek opportunities elsewhere.
Jose Mourinho has insisted that Bertrand still forms part of his plans in west London, but the left-back faces stiff competition for places from Ashley Cole and Cesar Azpilicueta.
But Bertrand has admitted he needs to take some time to consider what his best course of action will be and will use the transfer window as the perfect excuse to do so.
“It’s flattering to hear what Jose Mourinho said but there’s no more waiting around for me in terms of wanting to be a Chelsea player.
“Come the summer I need to be the No.1 left-back, wherever that will be.
“I have ambitions but I have to be realistic as well. I will sit down and consider all my options.
“Staying here isn’t something I would rule out. I’ve had years of playing but since I was 17 I have been on loan, basically.
“I’ve spent the past few years at Chelsea, in and out of the team, and the experience I’ve gained from that is I’m happy just playing. That’s what it comes down to in football.
“If you’re getting the respect from your peers that you deserve, that means a lot.”
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