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Exclusive: Dean Windass says Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be wanted man this summer

Dean Windass has exclusively told Football FanCast that Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be a man in demand this summer.

The midfielder will bring the curtain down on a disappointing loan spell with Fulham this Sunday before returning to parent club Chelsea.

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Loftus-Cheek has managed just one goal and failed to assist in 30 Premier League appearances since making the loan switch across London.

He’s still got more than three years running on his Chelsea deal, but hasn’t played regularly for the Stamford Bridge outfit since the 2018-2019 campaign.

Thomas Tuchel compared Loftus-Cheek to former Blues star Michael Ballack ahead of Chelsea’s April trip to Fulham, but it remains unclear whether the German manager will offer the midfielder a future back in west London.

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With that in mind, Southampton are ready to give the 25-year-old a lifeline, with the Blues reportedly asking for £20m.

Ralph Hasenhuttl is an admirer of Loftus-Cheek and Windass believes that the midfielder needs a new adventure to kickstart his career again.

He told Football FanCast:

“Well, he won’t be at Fulham. I like watching the lad play, he looks an athlete.

“For him, he needs a team or a manager that wants to put his arm around him and get him fit. The boy’s a talent, he’s a big lad. He needs to get his future sorted out.

“He’d be able to play in the top four or top six team, but he needs a manager to put his arm around him. There will be a few managers after him.”

Article title: Exclusive: Dean Windass says Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be wanted man this summer

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