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Thomas Tuchel hints that this goalkeeper could leave Chelsea this summer

Thomas Tuchel, Six Sports

Thomas Tuchel pointed towards Kepa Arrizabalaga leaving Chelsea this summer.

Tuchel admitted that the goalkeeper is ‘not happy’ at Chelsea and that he ‘deserves to play more’.

The Spaniard became the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of football when Chelsea bought him from Athletic Bilbao. The Blues brought him for an eye-popping £72million.

Kepa enjoyed two fantastic seasons with the Blues. However, then his form dropped and he started making mistakes under the goal which became regular.

Chelsea was then forced to buy Edouard Mendy in 2020. Mendy instantaneously made an impact at the Stamford Bridge.

He was instrumental in winning the Champions League with Chelsea. Moreover, he established himself as one of the top goalkeepers in Europe thereby strengthening his position in the team.

Kepa, on the other hand, has only been able to start 11 times in the past two seasons for Chelsea.

This limited game time has forced him to look for other clubs. Moreover, it has come to news that Newcastle are interested in signing the Spaniard.

Kepa was brought on as a substitute in the EFL cup penalty shootout against Liverpool earlier this season.

However, he failed to stop any of the 11 shots and then failed to score his own penalty. Therefore, he had a rough past two seasons with the Blues.

What Thomas Tuchel has to say about Kepa?

It depends what he wants and it depends what his plans are, but I know that we are very privileged to have Edou [Mendy] and Kepa in our squad.”

I know for sure that Kepa is not happy about the situation and he deserves to play more and he can be a strong number one.

He arrived as a number one goalkeeper so the situation is not easy. I can tell you that he is a fantastic team player since day one and always was and never let anybody down.”

We must reflect on what’s best, what the possibilities are and I’m, of course as a coach, super happy to have both strong goalkeepers. Let’s see.”

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