Malang Sarr completes 1-year loan move to Portuguese side FC Porto

Malang Sarr completes 1-year loan move to Portuguese side FC Porto

- Malang Sarr joins FC Porto on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea

- The Blues earlier this summer signed the Frenchman on a five year deal from Nice on a free transfer

- Saint-Etienne, Genoa and Sampdoria were also interested in signing the 21-year-old defender

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Chelsea defender Malang Sarr has completed a season-long loan move to Portuguese topflight side FC Porto.

The 21-year-old Frenchman recently joined the Blues on a five-year deal from French League outfit Nice but breaking into Frank Lampard's appears difficult, hence the need to be sent on loan.

Sarr has now been unveiled to the media hours before the transfer window closes in Portugal on Tuesday, October 6.

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Coach Sergio Conceicao was also said to have shown interest in Chelsea left-back Emerson but nothing concrete has been agreed on by both clubs.

Frank Lampard spent about £230 million to acquire the services of players like Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva (free) and Sarr (free) this window.

And some others would have to go on loan to help them get quality playing time away from Stamford Bridge as reported by Daily Mail.

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Saint-Etienne, Genoa and Sampdoria all made an attempt to sign defender but he chose to join Porto for the 2020-21 season.

Malang Sarr completes 1-year loan move to Portuguese side FC Porto

Malang Sarr to wear jersey 32 for FC Porto for the 2020-21 season. Credit - Malang Sarr's Twitter (@M_SarrOfficial)
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The centre-back has already made 119 appearances for his boyhood club Nice before making a move to Stamford Bridge this summer on a free transfer.

Other players Chelsea are willing to offload are Danny Drinkwater, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses on deadline-day, but their plans failed to come to fruition.

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But Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tiemoue Bakayoko made it in time to complete loan moves to Fulham and Napoli respectively.

The Blues were scrambling to get rid of their deadwood during deadline day on Monday, with plenty of players seeing their opportunities for regular minutes dwindle amongst Frank Lampard's huge squad.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen has emerged as the most expensive player in the recently concluded transfer window.

The 21-year-old joined Italian League giants Napoli from Lille on a five-year deal valued around £73.2 million ($94.9m) last month.

His move to the San Paolo Stadium outfit saw him become Africa's most expensive player and he's already making waves at the club.

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