Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand tweeted for the first time in more than two months on Monday night, stating that he was on his way home to catch up on the popular television series, Game of Thrones.
— Ryan Bertrand (@ryanbertrand3) August 21, 2017
According to The Express, the 28-year-old is one of three Saints players that is a target for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte before the transfer window slams shut at the end of this month, with fellow defenders Virgil van Dijk and Cedric Soares also on his list as the Italian looks to strengthen in the wing-back positions.
Bertrand has started the south coast outfit’s first two Premier League games of the season but he seemed far from happy in the 3-2 win against West Ham United at St Mary’s at the weekend, trudging straight off down the tunnel at the final whistle despite the last-gasp winner from Charlie Austin.
Chelsea supporters were quick to respond to the England international’s social media post, with many hoping that the fact that he was on his “way home” means that he could be set for a Stamford Bridge return.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Welcome back to Chelsea
— nazhan (@nazhanCfc) August 21, 2017
Please come back to @ChelseaFC 😅😅
— hamman malgwi (@arc_ZICKS) August 22, 2017
Better come to Chelsea if you want to feature in #GameofTitles
— Kantélele (@agent_cfc) August 21, 2017
Come back to Chelsea
— ntachi (@ntachiwan) August 21, 2017
On my way home…. to Chelsea?😜
— Lil' Jax (@Serinawestiee) August 21, 2017
BACK TO CHELSEA 💙
— CHAMPIONS CFC⚡🇨🇮 (@LariCoulibaly) August 21, 2017
Back to Chelsea Ryan
— Anderson Alzate (@anderson_alzate) August 21, 2017
— мя ρєєт (@peetarandhawa) August 21, 2017