The Chelsea manager wasn’t the one who signed the goalie, and he wasn’t even his successor, but he’s been stuck with the mess, and he now has to clean it up.
He was asked about what would happen to the world record fee goalie this summer in his press conference ahead of this weekend’s game, and as usual, he lauded him while not ruling anything out:
“We haven’t had a discussion on Kepa’s future yet… It all depends on what he wants and how he intends to achieve it. “I know we are very fortunate to have Edouard and Kepa in our roster, but I also know that Kepa is not pleased about the situation because he deserves to play more and he has the potential to be a very strong number one,” Chelsea coach stated in words obtained by Football. London.
The scenario will most likely remain unchanged from the last two summers. Chelsea is willing to sell the Basque goalkeeper, but only at a price that makes his £70 million sales look reasonable. Nobody wants to pay anything close to that, thus the situation remains stuck as he approaches the end of his contract year after year.
His deal will eventually grow close enough to completion that a mutually agreed price will be found. However, we do not believe this will happen this summer.