Chelsea have released its longest-serving player since the departure of John Terry from Stamford Bridge, alongside a number of others. Goalkeeper Matej Delac became the club’s longest-serving player after Terry left Stamford Bridge despite not playing a game for the club.
Delac joined Chelsea in 2009 after impressing at Inter Zapresic. However, he couldn’t kickstart a career at Stamford Bridge as he was sent out on loan nine times without making any competitive appearance for the club. He only played as a goalkeeper for Chelsea in a friendly in 2014.
Chelsea have now announced a list of players to be released this summer and Delac is one of them. The following players are expected to leave the club at the end of June on the expiration of their contracts.
However, Delac penned a deal in April to join Danish top-flight club AC Horsens and the move will materialize this summer. He spoke about his situation at Stamford Bridge last November during an interview with Goal:
“The problem was not my quality, Chelsea believed in me, extended my contract several times, but the problem was always work permit,” he explained.
“Chelsea had a plan for my career, but you can not plan some things. As I arrived, aged 18, it seemed like some movie, I can’t describe that feeling. I will remember the greatness of Chelsea FC, they raised me and taught me human and football manners