On loan Chelsea defender Bashir Humphreys has revealed that Chelsea wanted him to stay at Stamford Bridge.
Humphreys appears to be one of those players that has a bright future ahead of him and is clearly thought of highly at Stamford Bridge both by supporters and now it appears their manager as well.
You only need to take a look back at any form of social comments around Humphreys at the time of the summer pre-season friendlies and you will see much praise from Chelsea fans for the performances from a defender that they clear believe has a future in their first team.
And whilst Mauricio Pochettino may not quite have gone as far as stating that he features in the long term first team plans at Stamford Bridge the fact that he wanted to keep the player at the Bridge tells you much about what you want to know.
Humphreys has said that Chelsea’s preference was to keep him at the Bridge and play some games this season but they also rate the player high enough to want to do what is best for him and his desire this summer was to leave Chelsea and play some regular football to further his career.
And that is something that he has been doing at Swansea and getting some strong reviews for his performances at centre half as the Swans look to push up the Championship table.
“I had a pretty long conversation with the manager,” Humphreys told the Swans official channels.
“They kind of said ‘look, we’re gonna do what’s best for you here, not what’s best for us’ because they wanted me to stay there, be in and around it and play some games.
“But I said ‘look I wanna go somewhere where I can play games and get better and improve’.”
Humphreys yesterday teamed up with another loan player in Charlie Patino in Gorseinon to help raise awareness of anti-bullying week at PL kicks session.
“I think it’s so important to spread the anti-bullying message,” he told the official website.
“Because when you’re younger you can’t really understand the way people are treating you and it can be difficult to handle your emotions.
“I think trying to feed those messages in as early as possible, letting kids know it’s alright to not be alright and what to do about it, is really important.
“I grew up in Reading and we had a youth club and every now and then the players would come down and it would mean so much to you to see the players you look up to, so hopefully it can help these kids.”