Chelsea are being urged to offload Kepa Arrizibalaga this summer even if it comes with a massive loss.
The Blues paid £71.2 million to prize Kepa out of Atletico Bilbao two seasons back and now, they fully regret it.
Frank Lampard has already expressed multiple times his wishes to replace the Spaniard in goal. Chelsea will find it very hard to recoup even half the fee they paid for Kepa, let alone the entire amount. They are expected to dish out more cash for the signings of Kai Havertz and other improvements to the backline.
Darren Bent already has called on Chelsea transfer chief, Marina Granovskaia to pull the plug on Kepa. He told Football Insider, “You look at the two top teams in the division – Liverpool and City – they’ve got two world-class keepers who cost a fraction of the price, by the way.
“Both are outstanding goalkeepers, make big saves, good with their feet and you can tell they really made a difference in their team whereas Kepa, he’s cost them points. They need to address it.”
He added: “They’re going to have to [take a loss] because there’s no one out there who’s going to spend £71 million for Kepa. Automatically you go to someone like PSG, they’ve got all the money, the could go out and buy someone but they’re more inclined to go for someone like De Gea rather than Kepa because he’s still a good goalkeeper and still makes unbelievable saves. I think they’re going to have to take a massive loss on him, unfortunately.”
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