Many fans would be surprised to know that Tomas Kalas is currently the longest-serving player registered to the Chelsea first team. The Czech Republic international has been with the West London outfit since 2010 when he arrived from Sigma Olomouc.
He has since gone on to make just two Premier League appearances for the club but has had numerous loan spells with the likes of Sigma Olomouc, Vitesse, FC Koln, Middlesbrough, Fulham and Bristol City where he currently plies his trade. At 25-years-old, it is now time for the 18 times Czech Republic international to find a stable permanent club rather than regularly switch teams.
It is quite clear now that he does not have a future at the Bridge. A parting of ways at this stage will suit both player and club. As things stand, Kalas has no clear answer about his future with Chelsea and this will be killing his confidence as a player. Kalas’s current contract with the Blues is due to run until the summer of 2021 as reported by Transfrmarkt. This means that if the club sells him this summer, they will be able to generate a sizable amount of money from his sale.
Kalas has been a first-team regular for Bristol City in the Championship this season and has so far made 27 appearances in the second-tier for the Robins who are targeting a place in this seasons promotion playoffs. Selling him would also free up space within the club.
According to the Sun, Kalas has drawn interest from Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers. A move to the Scottish Premiership could help him revive his career in a similar way to how it has helped the likes of Premier League flops Scott Sinclair and Dedryck Boyata (both now with Celtic).
Both players were highly-rated as youngsters in England but failed to live up to expectations, their brilliance is however now showing in Scotland.