Ever since his surprise deadline day move from Liverpool to Chelsea, Raul Meireles has failed to recreate the sort of impact for the Blues that he had at Anfield. However, the player was believed to be close to compatriot Andre Villas-Boas and the young manager’s firing after a string of bad performances seems to have unsettled the midfielder even more.
If reports in the Sun are to be believed, then Meireles could be angling for an exit now and his resolve could be stronger after he was substituted after just 37 minutes in the game against Stoke. The said daily also suggests that Meireles’ advisors are not so keen on the midfielder leaving the club and want him to stay till a new manager comes in.
Meireles has age on his side and a new manager could definitely come in and give him ample first team opportunities. However, a spending spree is imminent at Stamford Bridge in the summer and if more midfielders are brought in then the Portuguese could become a fringe player.
For now though his future remains unclear and only time will tell whether the 28-year old player’s Chelsea career draws to a close after just one full season at the club.