Chelsea centre-back Matt Miazga is reportedly set to join La Liga outfit Alaves on a permanent deal.
Miazga signed for Chelsea in the January of 2016, making two Premier League appearances in the second-half of the campaign.
However, the now 26-year-old has not made a single appearance for the Blues since. He’s instead been sent out on loan four times to four different countries.
Miazga and Chelsea now appear willing to part ways on a permanent basis, with transfer guru Fabrizio Romano taking to Twitter to reveal that he is close to signing for Alaves.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 14, 2021
Recruiting a player from New York Red Bulls and expecting them ever to be of the required quality to play in Chelsea’s defence was always a long shot.
Miazga has made 22 appearances for the US National Team and will now be looking to settle down in La Liga. On a personal level, he can take pride in his career.
From Chelsea’s perspective, though, signing players of his calibre and holding onto them for so long can only be damaging. It’s a complete and utter waste of time.