Sassuolo attacker Jeremie Boga admits he would consider a transfer back to Chelsea now there is less competition in his position.
The 23-year-old Ivorian graduated from the Blues’ academy back in 2015, but only made one senior appearance before being shipped out to Serie A in 2018.
With Eden Hazard’s departure to Real Madrid, and Pedro and Willian nearing the end of their Chelsea careers, Jeremie can see a possible path back into Frank Lampard’s side.
The winger told The Athletic: ‘When I was there, it was Willian, Hazard, Pedro. When Jose Mourinho was there, it was [Mohamed] Salah. There were a lot of good wingers.
‘For me, it has always been if I can’t play, then I will try to go on loan or try to go somewhere to improve, then maybe come back one day.’
Jeremie has had an impressive season thus far in Italy, with eight goals and two assists in 24 Serie A games.
The Ivory Coast international’s £2.7 million switch to Sassuolo included a buy-back clause, which would allow the player to return to Stamford Bridge for around £18.2 million.
The star was part of a talented crop of the Blues youth players including Fikayo Tomori, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham.
He added: ‘I think our generation was one of the best Chelsea ever had. We had so many talented players. It was not easy but every weekend, we were so used to winning 2-0 or 3-0.’
Jeremie was the last scorer in a Serie A match on March 9, before the campaign was indefinitely postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.