Marcin Bulka may not be a household name at Chelsea, however, he may have had every chance of becoming one in the future.
Marcin Bulka Leaving Chelsea Could be Bad News For the Club
Losing the 19-year-old could be considered rather bad news for those at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have attracted wide criticism for how they use (or largely do not use) their young talents. With the transfer ban still looming over their head, it should be an approach the Blues look to adopt. Although Kepa Arrizabalaga is always going to remain the first choice, Bulka could have been an excellent back-up option for the Spaniard.
Willy Caballero is edging ever closer to the retirement home and the 19-year-old could have been a perfect replacement.
Marcin Bulka Exit Screams Patience Running Thin with Amongst Youth
With those two already at the Parc des Princes, first-team football hardly shouts out for the Poland youth international.
Bulka Exit Could Have Consequences
Okay, the Blues will be playing in the Champions League next season and Kepa will likely play the vast majority of the campaign.
However, Bulka’s decision to walk away from Stamford Bridge may have consequences on other men in the youth ranks that could have a more meaningful impact.
Reece James, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham have all had brilliant campaigns in the Championship this season, but whether Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea decide to give them a chance in the first-team is something that remains to be seen.
It took a while for Hudson-Odoi to get his chance, whilst Ruben Loftus-Cheek has looked nothing short of exceptional when in the team.
Bulka Might Not Be The Only One in the Future
If the approach to youth does not change, then Chelsea might be saying goodbye to a number of top prospects in the future, not just Bulka.