Kepa Arrizabalaga hoping to move away from Chelsea to reignite his career.
Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has finally accepted the fact that he needs a change of scene if he is ever going to get back to form. The Spanish goalkeeper is having an absolutely torrid time in London and he has recently been shifted to the second choice by the manager, Frank Lampard. Even after the transfer of Eduardo Mendy, Lampard gave Kepa a few more chances to prove himself but the keeper kept on disappointing the manager as well as the fans. He has since then lost his place to Mendy and even lost his number one spot in the National team.
The 26-year-old had overtaken teammate, David De Gea, as Spain’s number one but he has since then lost his place in the national team as well and now sits third on the pecking list behind, De Gea and Unai Simon. The Chelsea keeper dreams of playing in the Euro 2020s but manager, Luis Enrique has made it very clear that he will not get into the team by just sitting on Chelsea’s bench. This has given Kepa the motivation that he required and he is now willing to move away from The Blues on a loan to get proper first-team football and regain his confidence.
Kepa is willing to move to a new environment as well as take a huge pay cut in order to find proper game time. The Spaniard is currently on a 150,000 pounds per week contract but he is willing to sacrifice that. It is his dream to represent Spain at the home of his previous club, Atheltic Bilbao in the match against Slovakia. However, this dream will not become a reality unless he can get more playtime at the club level.
This realization will do a world of good for the player as he will now be willing to work even harder. At the age of just 26 years, Kepa should bounce back into form in no time and the player just needs a bit of a morale boost. Kepa is not inherently a bad keeper and he showed his potential in his first season with the London side. Let’s hope that the world’s most expensive keeper can make a comeback after his loan spell away from Chelsea.
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