Goodbye, Ruben Loftus-Cheek

After 19 years as a Chelsea player, Ruben Loftus-Cheek has left the club and completed a permanent transfer to AC Milan.


Loftus-Cheek joined Chelsea as an Under-8 and enjoyed sustained success during his time in the Academy. The midfielder won the FA Youth Cup and the UEFA Youth League before his elevation to the senior squad during the 2014/15 season.

He made his debut as an 18-year-old against Sporting in the Champions League and scored his first senior goal against Scunthorpe shortly before his 19th birthday.

A strong loan spell at Crystal Palace followed, as did selection for the 2018 World Cup. Loftus-Cheek made four appearances at the tournament as England reached the semi-finals.

The Academy graduate returned and went on to make 40 appearances for Chelsea during the 2018/19 campaign. He struck 10 goals, including a hat-trick against BATE Borisov in the Europa League, which the Blues went on to win.

Unfortunately, Loftus-Cheek missed the final due to an Achilles injury. He returned to the Chelsea first-team squad ahead of the 2021/22 campaign following a season spent on loan at west London neighbours Fulham. The 27-year-old proved himself an important part of the squad under Thomas Tuchel and showcased his versatility by being utilised as a wing-back, including in the Santiago Bernabeu against Real Madrid in the Champions League. Another 33 outings followed last term, 21 of which were starts.

A dedicated professional and a friendly and popular person throughout Cobham, Loftus-Cheek departs having made 155 appearances in which 13 goals were scored and with Premier League, Europa League and UEFA Super Cup winners medals.

We wish Ruben the very best as he begins this next chapter in his career.

The Long Goodbye wins three Cannes Lions

WePresent, the digital arts arm of WeTransfer was awarded 1 Gold and 2 Silver Lions at Cannes Lions for ’The Long Goodbye’, a short film created in collaboration with Oscar-nominated actor and musician Riz Ahmed and film director Aneil Karia from Somesuch Productions.

Each year the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the most prestigious creative award in the creative industries, honors the best work in creative communications and advertising.

‘The Long Goodbye’, was awarded Gold in the Film Craft – Best Direction category, a Silver in the Film Craft – Best Use of Original Music category and Entertainment Lions for Music – Best Music Video category. A hat trick for WePresent, who were Executive Producers on the film, the accolades are WeTransfer’s first ever win at Cannes Lions.

Damian Bradfield, Chief Creative Officer and Founding Partner at WeTransfer says, “WeTransfer’s mission is to be behind every great idea. To win an award at Cannes Lions acknowledges the quality of our digital arts platform WePresent’s storytelling across its commissions which range from editorial features to short films, music videos, photography series, exhibitions and social media activations. ‘The Long Goodbye’ short film tackles the subject of identity in the UK post-Brexit and is a perfect example of how we can work with artists to facilitate creative ideas that make an impact.” 

About WePresent

WePresent is WeTransfer’s digital arts platform, acting as the company’s cultural torchbearer to a monthly audience of 4 million in 190 countries. Collaborating with emerging young talent to renowned artists such as Marina Abramovic, Riz Ahmed, FKA twigs or David Sedaris, WePresent showcases the best in art, photography, film, music, literature and more, championing diversity in everything it does. The platform’s commissions range from editorial features to films, illustrations, photography series, events, exhibitions and social media activations, with an aim to offer a fresh take on the magic and mystery of creative ideas.

About WeTransfer

Having made its name in the game of quick and simple file-sharing, WeTransfer has grown into an end-to-end suite of digital solutions with users in 190 countries. WeTransfer’s set of tools are specifically designed to enable creative professionals to inspire, conceive, share, and deliver their work, enabling collaboration and co-creation along the whole creative process. Collect is the go-to app people turn to for saving, organising and sharing inspiration. Paste® is the collaborative presentation tool of choice for fast-moving teams. Paper® helps creative minds sketch, paint, and draw. And of course there’s the original file-sharing platform providing a simple and seamless way to share ideas. The company showcases its global creative community on WePresent, WeTransfer’s digital arts platform to a monthly global audience of 4 million.

As a certified B Corporation™, WeTransfer strives to use business as a force for good. Since the beginning WeTransfer has donated up to 30% of advertising real estate to raise awareness for artists, creative work, and the world’s most pressing issues such as climate change and gun reform. This has led to partnerships with artists and organizations like Björk, John Legend, Solange Knowles, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the UN Development Program.