Schocking: Pochettino makes a surprisingly U-turn on selling Kepa in the Summer and here’s his reason.
Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly told the CHELSEA board that he wants to keep Kepa as his number one for next season; Here is why
Spain international Arrizabalaga has endured a turbulent spell at Stamford Bridge following his record-breaking £72m move from Athletic Bilbao in 2018 and has been in and out of the side.
He has been given a new lease of life at Stamford Bridge over the past 12 months – but that has not stopped all the speculation suggesting that he is a player that Chelsea are open to letting leave.
However – according to the Evening Standard., Kepa Arrizabalaga is set to retain his role as Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper as new boss Mauricio Pochettino wants the Spaniard to stay put at Stamford Bridge.
Kepa is a very good stopper that should be world class by now – but he is not and he keeps making mistakes that are costing the club vital points.
We agree with the rumours and the club need to cash in while they still can – and try to sign a more world class goalkeeper that will make a difference in tight games.
But if Pochettino wants to give him a chance in the side next season – then we are sure that it will happen as the board will want to keep the new manager happy.
There ate still some big names being linked with a move to Stamford Bridge – but if CHELSEA can save a bit of money by giving Kepa a real chance in the side – then it could be a very smart idea.