Chelsea forgotten man Matt Miazga seals fifth loan spell away from Stamford Bridge with Alaves

USA international Matt Miazga has once again been sent out on loan by Stamford Bridge bosses.

The 26-year-old defender will spend the 2021/22 season on loan with La Liga side Alaves at the Vitoria-Gasteiz stadium.

The USA international has previously stated his desire to leave the Blues on a permanent deal, but he recently put pen to paper on a deal at Stamford Bridge before heading out on yet another loan spell.

It's the FIFTH time Miazga has been shipped out on loan, with the centre-back playing just two games for Chelsea since joining in January 2016.

He was sent on loan to Chelsea's feeder club Vitesse in the Dutch Eredivisie just six months after arriving in South-West London in a reported £3.5million deal from New York Red Bulls.

Miazga's only two games for the Blues actually came before his first loan spell, with the American playing twice for Chelsea in the Premier League in April 2016 against Aston Villa and Swansea.

Since then he's had loan spells all over Europe, spending time in France with Nantes, a season in the Championship with Reading, time with Belgian side Anderlecht and now Spanish club Alaves.

During his first loan move Miazga spent two seasons on loan with Vitesse, helping the side win the Dutch Cup in 2017.

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In total he made 55 appearances for the Dutch side.

His following loan spell was not as successful, with Miazga joining Ligue 1 side Nantes in the summer of 2018.

But he played just eight times for the French side before returning to London.

Miazga spent the second half of the 2018/19 season on loan at Reading, with impressive performances at the Madjeski leading to another loan move to the Championship club for the 2019/20 season.

Then Miazga jetted off to Belgium, spending last season with Anderlecht, for whom he played for 33 times.

He has also been capped 22 times by the USA men's national team.

But with the likes of Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger in the squad, and Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen as back-up, first team action for Miazga is hard to come by.

Jules Kounde has also been heavily linked with a move from Sevilla to Stamford Bridge, with Miazga seemingly not in Thomas Tuchel's plans at the club.

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