AC Milan new boy Ruben Loftus-Cheek says frustration on the means he was being utilized by Chelsea was the set off for his £15m summer season transfer.
Loftus-Cheek, 27, had been with Chelsea for nearly twenty years.
“I really like the membership and the followers however I wasn’t feeling content material with the quantity I used to be enjoying and the positions I used to be enjoying in,” the midfielder mentioned.
He scored seven targets in 155 appearances and gained the Premier League twice, in addition to the Europa League, throughout his time on the membership.
Nonetheless, his 33 appearances final time period included solely 19 top-flight begins as Chelsea completed in a disappointing twelfth spot and he didn’t see a future on the membership in his most popular function as a box-to-box midfielder.
The England worldwide mentioned: “I felt I had extra to present however I wasn’t getting the chance.
“I really feel good bodily and am enjoying some actually good soccer. It was a superb time to maneuver on.”
Loftus-Cheek’s first style of life as an AC Milan participant is about to come back in america later this month when the membership embark on a high-profile pre-season tour that features matches towards Spanish heavyweights Actual Madrid and Barcelona, both facet of an all-Serie A gathering with Juventus in Los Angeles on 27 July.
Visiting the US will carry again reminiscences for the Lewisham-born participant given he obtained his first style of senior motion within the nation throughout a post-season tour with Chelsea in a match that broke new floor on the iconic Yankee Stadium baseball enviornment in 2013.
It was additionally the nation the place Loftus-Cheek’s profession was derailed in 2019 when he suffered a significant Achilles damage that saved him out for 11 months, and which he now describes because the worst second of his profession.
Loftus-Cheek spoke to a different former Chelsea team-mate, Fikayo Tomori, who moved to AC Milan in 2021, earlier than signing, and he’s already trying ahead to the arrival of USA winger Pulisic.
“He has large expertise,” mentioned Loftus-Cheek. “He’s dynamic, fast and might rating targets.
“Within the lockdown interval, below Frank Lampard, he was unimaginable and if he can reproduce that once more, he can be a prime addition to the crew.”