USA international defender keen on to leave from Chelsea

By | November 25, 2021

Chelsea centre-half Matt Miazga has revealed he was keen to make a permanent move to Anderlecht in the summer, but the Blues’ transfer demands dented any hope of that happening.

He spent last campaign on loan with Vincent Kompany’s side, establishing himself as an important player in the heart of the club’s defence.

The loan move was the latest in a long line of temporary transfers away from the west London for the 26-year-old star, who has never been in contention at Stamford Bridge since his arrival from New York Red Bulls five years ago.

The time has long since passed for the American to make a permanent move somewhere else and get his professional career going properly, something Matt has been unable to do thus far.

Anderlecht would have been the perfect place for him to do it, with Kompany and Jupiler Pro League’s style of play both something that suited the player’s perfectly.

They were interested in making the move a permanent one too but could not find an agreement with the English giants, meaning Miazga headed back to the capital outfit before being sent out on loan again, this time to Alaves.

He has now revealed he did not want that but saw his wishes ruined by Thomas Tuchel’s side’s financial demands.

“I wanted stability. Anderlecht was an attractive option. I was important, the coach is fantastic and the club is up there,” Matt told HLN, cited by Voetbalkrant.

“I spoke with Vincent (Kompany) and Peter (Verbeke), but it was quickly clear that it would not be easy to buy me, which is what Anderlecht wanted.

“Chelsea asked too much money, Anderlecht looked for and found alternatives – I can’t blame the club management. That’s just how the football world works.”