With Kepa Arrizabalaga not having a great start of season with Chelsea, the rumours regarding his future start echoing abroad.
The goalkeeper stayed on the bench for the Blues’ match against Sevilla last night, with manager Frank Lampard confirming that Edouard Mendy is now the number one option.
That makes Kepa, who cost Chelsea €80m just two years ago, a likely outgoing move in the coming transfer windows. And the Seville media are paying attention to that.
Estadio Deportivo recalls today that back in the summer, the La Liga side reportedly made an approach to sign the 26-year-old on a loan deal.
A lot happened since then, and they now see this transfer as unlikely. Firstly, because Yassine Bounou ended up earning his place in the team, despite the initial doubts over his potential.
There’s also the issue of how much Kepa would cost. Estadio Deportivo points out he was an expensive player, which means Chelsea wouldn’t let him go for free. His wages in London would also be a huge problem for Sevilla, ‘or anyone else’.
They make it clear that both Chelsea and Kepa would have to make big discounts for this transfer to happen, as signing the goalkeeper isn’t seen as attractive as it once was.