Chelsea defender Kalas loaned to Cologne
Chelsea's Czech defender Tomas Kalas will spend next season on loan at newly promoted Bundesliga side FC Cologne, his agent Viktor Kolar said Wednesday.
The 21-year-old will spend his third season on loan from Chelsea after playing for Dutch top-flight side Vitesse Arnhem in 2011-2013.
"In the past two years, Tomas's performance has improved so much that to develop his skill and gain experience, he could only join a Premiership or Bundesliga side," said Kolar.
Kalas, who played one game for the Czech national team in 2012 and appeared in only a handful of games for Chelsea in the 2013/2014 season, said he was looking forward to the new experience.
"I'd like to play regularly to return to Chelsea even stronger. The Bundesliga in a famous team like this will be a great test for me," he said.