Chelsea are considering parting ways with Kepa Arrizabalaga as the Blues are planning a summer overhaul to upgrade their squad.
According to a report by The Sun, Chelsea will be ready to offload Kepa Arrizabalaga as new owner Todd Boehly is very keen to freshen up the first-team squad next summer.
Chelsea paid a world record £71 million to secure the services of Kepa Arrizabalaga in 2018 as the Spaniard became the all-time expensive goalkeeper. But things have not panned out the way everyone would have hoped as Kepa has struggled to fit in the Blues’ plans.
Kepa’s inability to justify his enormous price tag forced the west London giants to spend further out of their transfer budget to bring in Edouard Mendy from Rennes. And the Senegalese international stabilised this situation with his excellent shot-stopping.
Mendy had been the preferred choice under Thomas Tuchel. But the German tactician’s departure pushed the Senegalese international to the bench. And Kepa has emerged to be Graham Potter’s favourite.
But neither goalkeeper has managed to bell the ring as the Chelsea manager does not seem to be convinced by either of them. Recent reports have even claimed that the Blues are ready to offload Mendy next year. And Kepa might meet the same fate as Mendy.
It would be pretty difficult to recoup Kepa’s entire transfer fee and his hefty wage also could pose a serious threat to their transfer policies. Boehly showed he is ready to conclude deals with sheer planning and aggression. And the Chelsea ownwe will be targeting a new keeper next summer.
Potter’s idea of having a ball-playing keeper has not really matched Kepa’s capabilities. And the Spaniard could be soon on his way out of Stamford Bridge. Recent reports have linked Chelsea with Robert Sanchez.
Chelsea are not expected to be busy in January following their whirlwind summer. But they will be back in business next summer. With the impending departure of a number of primary players, the Blues’ hierarchy needs some significant investment to address most of their concerns.
Edouard Mendy’s imminent future is not in safe hands, and both the goalkeepers could be sold to raise some funds from their sale. Chelsea have not done justice in the Premier League. But they will be gunning for a better experience when the season resumes after the World Cup in December.
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