Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has the opportunity to leave his team soon in the upcoming 2022/2023 season transfer window. His performance and contribution to the Blues is still far from expectations.
Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao in the 2018/2019 season, with an extraordinary dowry and became the most expensive goalkeeper in the world.
There is new speculation about his future.
Most recently , Kepa Arrizabalaga received sharp attention after Chelsea lost to Liverpool in the 2021/2022 Carabao Cup final, Monday (28/2/2022) early morning WIB. He is considered the source of his team’s failure to win, because his penalty kick flew high above the Liverpool goal.
It is known that Liverpool won the Carabao Cup after winning in the 11-10 (0-0) penalty shootout over Chelsea at Wembley Stadium. Now the exit from Stamford Bridge is open again for the goalkeeper because of his disappointing performance.
Returning home Athletic Bilbao is a choice that is not wrong if later taken by Kepa Arrizabalaga. Bilbao was his previous club before moving to Chelsea.
With his return to Bilbao, his chances to play have become more frequent than staying at Chelsea and under the shadow of Edouard Mendy.
On the other hand, Kepa can open up the chance to strengthen the Spanish national team again, especially to face an event like the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is reportedly a Valencia transfer target this summer.
However, this status did not make Kepa brilliant at Stamford Bridge.
The report claims that Los Che are eyeing Kepa to replace Jasper Cillessen. They assess Kepa Arrizabalaga as the ideal player to join ahead of the 2020-2021 season.
Lazio became the first club to be reported as wanting to sign Kepa. The Capital Eagles team reportedly wants to make Kepa a replacement for Pepe Reina, whose contract expires at the end of this season.
Reina is actually a Lazio loan player from AC Milan. As for the Biancocelesti’s second goalkeeper, Thomas Strakosha was not seen as a viable permanent solution, so Lazio chose to monitor Kepa’s situation.
Atletico Madrid are reportedly also interested in the Spanish national team goalkeeper if their goalkeeper, Jan Oblak, decides to leave the Wanda Metropolitano.
The Slovenian goalkeeper has become the target of many big European clubs. Meanwhile, the option of signing Kepa Arrizabalaga is the best solution for Los Rojiblancos to find a successor for Jan Oblak.
Italian giants AC Milan are still looking for the right person to replace Gianluigi Donnarumma. The goalkeeper had moved to PSG, then Milan brought in French goalkeeper Mike Maignan.
Mike Maignan’s appearance was actually quite slick with Milan, although not as tough as Donnarumma. While the backup goalkeeper, Ciprian Tatarusanu for the second class tournament.
Some time ago Milan was linked with Kepa Arrizabalaga. Reportedly Chelsea want to release the goalkeeper to the San Siro in exchange for Gianluigi Donnarumma. But the problem is that Donnarumma has moved to Paris.