League 2 promotion hopefuls Doncaster Rovers are keen to keep on-loan Chelsea youngster Jordan Houghton until the end of the season, according to their manager Darren Ferguson.
The 44-year-old Doncaster Rovers boss, who’s the son of legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, has admitted he wants to keep the 21-year-old defensive midfielder beyond January and confirmed the club will be having discussions with Chelsea later this week.
“We’re looking to extend the deal,” Ferguson told the Doncaster Free Press. “We’ll be having discussions with Chelsea this week and we’ll get an answer this week whether we can do that or not. But certainly I’ll be looking to extend it, no question.”
Houghton is in a delicate situation as his current Chelsea contract is due to expire next summer, so the Blues could decide to bring the player back to Stamford Bridge when his loan deal expires a few weeks from now in order to address his long-term future.
Houghton’s loan deal expires on January 3rd, but Ferguson seems determined to keep the midfielder at the club.
The Chertsey-born player, who can also play in defense, has been a huge success at Doncaster Rovers, having already played 20 games in all competitions for Donny this season.
Despite his impressive performances in League 2, Chelsea’s first team seems like an unreachable target for Houghton.
It would be better for the youngster to either stay at Doncaster permanently or move somewhere where he’d continue playing regular first-team football.