According to Sport Bild, American center back Matt Miazga is en route to Eintracht Frankfurt of the Bundesliga.
American defender Miazga is wanted by Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt this summer and a loan move expected to be finalised for the player, according to Sport Bild.
Miazga, along with Brazilian winger Kenedy, took no part in today’s session in west London with the rest of the Blues squad, which included Loic Remy despite questions over his future. Both were also notable absentees for Chelsea’s final pre-season friendly in Germany as they beat Werder Bremen.
Miazga joined Chelsea from the New York Red Bulls last January. He made two appearances in the Premier League, but always appeared likely to head out on loan this season and did not play during this summer's International Champions Cup.
The 21-year old center back denied knowledge of any loan plans at the end of July, but recently hired manager Antonio Conte has been steadily dropping hints about a loan.
Eintracht Frankfurt finished last season in 16th place in the Bundesliga, narrowly avoiding relegation after beating FC Nurnberg in a playoff series. They're a little thin at center back after selling Carlos Zambrano to Rubin Kazan, so Miazga should be able to work his way into a rotation that includes Marco Russ, Anderson Bamba, and the recently loaned Jesus Vallejo from Real Madrid.
Fellow U.S. national team player Timmy Chandler is currently with Eintracht who open the season on August 27th against Schalke.
Miazga is still a young, raw prospect, and this is a good opportunity to get playing time. If he can prove himself in the Bundesliga (and improve on the tactical deficiencies indicated by Conte), then he should work his way back into the national team and possibly improve his standing upon returning to Chelsea.