Chelsea have officially loaned Papy Djilobodji out to Bundesliga club Werder Bremen until the end of the campaign, as part of one of the strangest transfer sagas of the season.
The defender joined Chelsea from Ligue 1 side Nantes on transfer deadline day in the summer for a fee of £4 million (fee via BBC Sport), but has failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge.
Djilobodji has played just one minute for the west London club, coming on as a very late substitute in Chelsea’s 4-1 win over League One side Walsall in September, in the Capital One Cup third round.
The Senegal international is, according to BBC Sport, contracted to Chelsea until 2019, but could be due an early exit from what’s been a spectacularly unsuccessful transfer.
Bremen are currently third from bottom in the Bundesliga, and will be hoping that Djilobodji can help shore-up a defence that’s leaked 32 goals in just 17 league games.
In Ligue 1 last term, the 27-year-old played a key role in Nantes season, finishing the full 90 minutes in 30 of their 38 league games, and averaging a team-high 12 defensive actions-per-game.
Despite winning 61% of his average duels last term, the defender was always seen as something of a strange panic-buy for a club that had already lost two of their four Premier League games of the season.
So with that in mind, here’s how Twitter reacted to the news that Djilobodji had left almost as quickly as he arrived.