Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has the opportunity to leave his team soon in the January 2022 winter transfer window. Because he is increasingly marginalized and seems to have no place in the first team.
Chelsea signed him from Athletic Bilbao in the 2018/2019 season, with an extraordinary dowry and became the most expensive goalkeeper in the world. The Blues spent more than IDR 1 trillion to bring it in. But now the 27-year-old player is very difficult to become the main goalkeeper.
There is new speculation about his future. Moreover, Chelsea already has the number one goalkeeper, namely Edouard Mendy who looks mighty. Edouard Mendy was able to make Chelsea’s goal difficult to break into opponents.
Even Kepa Arrizabalaga has not even made an appearance for Chelsea this season in domestic competitions and the Champions League. Reported by Sport Witness, Kepa is starting to feel uncomfortable with his current situation. It is reported that he will leave Chelsea in January.
Chelsea have several ways to be able to release the goalkeeper. Namely by selling it or lending it to another club. Given that he also still wants to develop more in order to gain confidence in the Spanish national team.
Kepa Arrizabalaga was originally a goalkeeper with great potential. His talent was seen when he was at Athletic Bilbao, until Chelsea paid him an exorbitant price.
Still in Sport Witness’ report, Kepa doesn’t want to continue to be on the bench. Because he began to lose a place in the Spanish national team.
Kepa has now lost to Unai Simon as the main goalkeeper of La Furia Roja. There is also Robert Sanchez, who is regularly called Luis Enrique.
Kepa thinks he cannot play in the World Cup if he continues to stay at Chelsea. So the option to immediately leave Stamford Bridge could be the right decision.
Heading to Lazio?
Italy looks set to be the next destination in Kepa’s career. Lazio is linked as a candidate for his team later if he really leaves Chelsea.
Lazio is currently managed by Maurizio Sarri. While Sarri is the figure who brought Kepa to Chelsea. The former Napoli and Juventus coach is also ready to provide playing time for Kepa in order to smooth his move to the Olimpico.
However, Biancoceleste Lazio could not buy Kepa directly. However, he will be on loan until the end of the season, with a permanent option.