Chelsea close to signing next American star as Newcastle remain keen on ideal Kepa transfers

Chelsea are now in a new era under Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital. This summer transfer window will be a defining moment in this takeover as Thomas looks to begin his rebuild journey with the luxury of £200 million in his pocket. A question that will need to be answered sooner rather than later is, should the Blues move on from Kepa Arrizabalaga?

The goalkeeper has had enough playing time this season to warrant a transfer, and clubs are interested. Prior to Roman Abramovich’s sanctioning, he was linked previously linked with Lazio and Newcastle. Links with the Magpies still remain but what should Chelsea actually do?

The £72 million Spaniard is yet to live up to the price tag of the world’s most expensive since joining from Athletic Bilbao and will probably not have the opportunity to if he stays with Chelsea. Whilst some fans admire Kepa Arrizabalaga’s willingness to do his best when called upon, it may not be enough. New American owners could call for a new American goalkeeper.

Chelsea are closing in on American goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina. They are looking at a deal close to £8.5million for the Chicago Fire keeper according to reports. If this move gets over the line, the Blues may need to face a difficult decision.

Just like any other armchair fan, I’d like to think that I know what’s best for my club. If it had been a decision for me, it would be easy. Let Kepa go! The 27-year-old has the rest of his career ahead of him and he has to move on. Since moving to Stamford Bridge in 2018, his career has just been on a downward trajectory. The incident between him and former manager Maurizio Sarri where he refused to be substituted off in the Carabao Cup final set the tone for his Chelsea career.

The main positive to come from his time here has been his famous record of penalty saves – not including the dreadful run of attempts in Chelsea’s Carabao Cup final defeat to Liverpool earlier this season

Newcastle United are still keen on signing Chelsea’s keeper. As the Magpies look to create their dream team to contend for a top-four place, adding Kepa to the squad would be another step in the right direction for all parties involved

Slonina has attracted teams including Real Madrid. The Champions League winners had their first bid rejected by Chicago Fire. creating an opening for Chelsea to swoop in. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims that Chelsea are now ‘really close’ to signing the MLS goalkeeper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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