Chelsea paying more of Loftus-Cheek’s wages so he can play for Fulham

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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek joined fellow west London club Fulham on loan on transfer deadline day.

Loftus-Cheek started Chelsea’s opening Premier League game at Brighton, but looked way below his best and hasn’t featured for the Blues since then.

The 24-year-old hasn’t played again since his poor opening day display, and it was agreed that he needed a loan exit from the club.

With Loftus-Cheek looking rusty after being out for a year, getting a loan deal for him wasn’t an easy one, coupled with his wages of £150, 000 per week.

According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea are paying a bigger part of Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s wages, which is far from the club’s policy, as loan clubs usually finance wages of Chelsea’s loan army in previous years.

Meanwhile, former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has laughed off Loftus-Cheek’s wages, asking how many games he has played to earn such wages.

“They said a slight stumbling block for Fulham was his wages,” he said. “A slight stumbling block? £150,000-a-week!”

“How many games has he played at Chelsea? It’s scary, no wonder the game’s in a state.

“I would think that Chelsea would want them to pay half of it.”

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