It is the humiliation of the goalkeeper who recorded the highest transfer fee ever.
British media ‘Daily Mail’ said on the 26th (Korean time), “Chelsea will be willing to use Kepa Arrizabalaga (28) as a trade card to bring in Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana (27). They are hoping for a goalkeeper replacement. ” reported.
It is the humiliation of the most expensive goalkeeper. Kepa joined Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao in the summer of 2018ㅋㅋㅋ벳. Chelsea made an excessive investment to replace Thibaut Courtois (30), who left for Real Madrid. A buyout of 80 million euros (approximately 117.7 billion won) was spent to recruit Kepa.
Chelsea’s bet turned out to be the worst. Kepa was criticized for his performance, which fell far short of his ransom. The save rate was the lowest in all European stages. He often contributed goals with outrageous errors. He even lost his starting spot to Edouard Mendy (31), who joined Chelsea in 2020.
Recently, Kepa’s playing time has increased noticeably, but it has been evaluated that it is terrible compared to the transfer fee. After all, Chelsea are trying to let go of Kepa, who recorded the highest transfer fee ever for a goalkeeper. It’s a thought that I’m willing to use even as a trade card. Kepa’s contract with Chelsea expires in 2025.
‘Daily Mail’ said, “Chelsea will want to sell Kepa before the contract expires,” and “are willing to use it as a trade card. Instead of Kepa, they want to put Onana of Inter Milan as the starting goalkeeper. The estimated transfer fee for Onana is 35 million. Pounds (approximately 58.2 billion won).”
After seven years at Ajax in the Netherlands, Onana wore Inter Milan clothes. Even when his team’s performance was erratic, he was praised for his consistent performance. Thanks to Onana’s performance, her team, Inter Milan, reached the quarterfinals of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) in the 2022-23 season. He also kept clean sheets in 7 Serie A matches. According to the media, Inter Milan is closely watching Empoli’s Guglielmo Vicario (26) in preparation for Onana’s transfer.