Frank Lampard has challenged Kepa Arrizabalaga to want to be a ‘modern-day’ goalkeeper amid transfer rumours.
Two years ago, Chelsea paid £72million for a then world-record fee for a goalkeeper for the Spain international.
Kepa is struggling to establish himself as the No.1 goalkeeper for the Blues due to a number of high-profile errors this season.
The Blues boss dropped Kepa earlier this season for a month and stuck with Willy Caballero for the FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester United and they are considering to sign a new goalkeeper this transfer window.
Chelsea have been linked with the likes of Jan Oblak, Victor Onana and Dean Henderson.
The Blues boss outlined what he wants to see in a goalkeeper and what Kepa should be working towards.
Lampard said, ‘What do I value in a goalkeeper?
‘I think clearly you want them to be able to be as talented to keep balls out of the net, it’s old school but obviously the first and foremost job of what a goalkeeper keeps close to their heart, the idea of clean sheets.
‘It’s not always solely on them, of course. For a keeper to have a real desire and talent to produce that. But in the modern day they are even more involved in the play than ever, to use their feet to be a personality, to be an all-round goalkeeper which you see with top level goalkeepers in the world.
‘We are fortunate at Chelsea where we can certainly say goalkeepers were part of huge eras at the club.
‘That has to be Kepa’s desire to be that person for this club and be goalkeeper in his own right and he can say he is a huge part of a successful team. It’s not just on Kepa that. But in his own way that’s what he has to believe and work towards.’
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