Lucas Bergstrom has joined Peterborough for the next season in order to play more games, according to Chelsea.
Standing at 6 feet 7 inches, the Finnish player, who joined Chelsea from Turun Palloseura for the 2018–19 season, has been a fixture in the Stamford Bridge Academy teams.
The coaches were delighted with the Finnish goalkeeper’s efforts, so they included him on Chelsea’s 25-man Premier League roster last season as their fourth choice for stopping shots at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea has high hopes for him to one day become good enough to contend for the number one place in the next seasons, but they are aware that keeping him on the bench would prevent that from happening.
In order to obtain some game experience and playing time at a very excellent lower league team, they made the very wise choice to allow the big unit depart the club for the next year.
Lucas Bergstrom, an academy goalkeeper, will spend the next season on loan at Peterborough United, according to a statement posted on the Chelsea website.
The 19-year-old Finland Under-21 international (seen above), who joined Chelsea for the 2018–19 season, played 15 times for our development squad last season and was an unused substitute for the men’s first team during their encounter at home against Zenit in the Champions League group stage.
Having been demoted from the Championship, Peterborough will compete in League One this year.
And after hearing about the agreement, Posh manager Grant McCann expressed his gratitude to the Premier League club for facilitating the transfer as well as his pleasure at securing his services.
At Chelsea, Lucas is well regarded. He is strong, excellent at stopping shots, aggressive at receiving crosses, and skilled with his feet. I must express my sincere gratitude to Carlo Cudicini and Chelsea for their confidence in us and for allowing us to continue working with Lucas.
On June 22, when the Posh team returns for preseason practice, Bergström will reunite with his new teammates. Upon his arrival to the idverde Training Ground, Bergström will be interviewed.