Frank Lampard has run out of endurance with Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga (Image: Getty)
Mark Bosnich believes Kepa Arrizabalaga is destined for the exit door at Chelsea this summer time and and has backed Frank Lampard’s resolution to freeze the goalkeeper out of the first-team.
Kepa grew to become the world’s most costly ‘keeper when he arrived from Athletic Bilbao again in 2018 however the 25-year-old has badly struggled to dwell as much as his £71.6million price ticket in his first two seasons at Stamford Bridge.
The Spaniard’s explosive on-field bust-up with Maurizio Sarri in final yr’s Carabao Cup remaining solid severe doubt over his future and Lampard provided him a lifeline when he took over as Chelsea supervisor final summer time.
However a sequence of high-profile errors throughout the 2019/20 marketing campaign have satisfied Lampard to seek for a brand new shot-stopper and the Blues able to hearken to presents for Kepa’s signature.
Ajax’s Andre Onana and Burnley’s Nick Pope have been closely linked as doable replacements for the out-of-favour Spain worldwide.
Chelsea are open to presents for the goalkeeper this summer time (Image: Getty)
Requested concerning the hypothesis surrounding Kepa’s future, ex-Chelsea goalkeeper Bosnich informed Sky Sports activities: ‘When a giant membership that has been difficult for honours buy a goalkeeper it’s for proper there and proper now.
‘I can perceive typically with a long-term place like goalkeeper – and the truth that you’ve paid a lot cash for a participant like Kepa – that you simply wish to give it slightly bit extra time however I can completely perceive the place Frank Lampard is coming from.
‘He hasn’t had a very good season and the underside line is: in case you have a fallout with the supervisor in any approach, it’s a slippery slope.
‘The goalkeeper could make it very tough for Chelsea by saying, “In case you’re gonna sit me out of the staff, I’ll simply keep right here on these large wages and run down my contract for nothing” so that they’ve obtained a giant resolution to make as properly.
‘However I feel it’s fairly evident from what we’ve seen and the very fact he didn’t play in that final recreation that he shall be on his approach.’
Bosnich says he ‘understands’ Lampard’s resolution (Image: Getty)
Willy Caballero began between the sticks towards Wolves – the membership’s remaining recreation of the Premier League season – however Lampard refused to be drawn into the hypothesis surrounding Chelsea’s primary.
‘I don’t wish to soar ahead past the Arsenal recreation subsequent week. It will be incorrect,’ he stated.
‘The squad is basically sturdy in the mean time as a unit, how they’re on and off the pitch.
‘I would like that to remain for at the very least yet one more week domestically, then Bayern Munich. Seeking to subsequent season after that.’
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The Chelsea head coach added: ‘I’ve lengthy, arduous thinks about all the things, not simply particular person positions however how we’re as a staff.
‘The concept we haven’t saved a clear sheet is unquestionably not only a reflection of the goalkeeper, however one thing that we’ve got to work on as a staff. How we prepare and perhaps how we enhance going ahead.
‘I don’t wish to pinpoint it on Kepa. The Kepa resolution was a alternative, in all probability in latest kind and up to date state of affairs [it’s] a troublesome time for him.’
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