Date: 12th August 2018 at 11:34am
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Last week, Chelsea paid a world record fee, of £71.5 million, to bring the young Spanish goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, to Stamford Bridge.

It was a move necessitated by the sale of Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid.

Yesterday, against Huddersfield Town, Kepa made his debut for Chelsea and kept a clean sheet, the first of many we hope.

However, according to the new source, the Times, it seems that Kepa wasn’t the first choice to replace Courtois.

According to our referenced source, Chelsea harboured ambitions of bringing the Atletico Madrid keeper, Jan Oblak, to the club.

In fact, according to our source, Chelsea met the buy-out clause the Slovakian has in his contract, a huge £90 million.

But, it appears the deal never went through as Oblak wasn’t interested in a move to Chelsea Football Club.

A harsh question perhaps, but which of the two would you have preferred to see at Stamford Bridge – Kepa Arrizabalaga or Jan Oblak?

Please feel free to air your preference in the comments facility beneath this article.

 

10 Replies to “Respected Media Source Outrageous Chelsea Goalkeeper Insinuation”

  • Jan Oblak of course as he is experienced and proven at the very highest level and is a better keeper than Courtois. However, in Kepa Chelsea have a brilliant prospect who is on the way up and signed for a 7 year period. He has the advantage over Oblak as reputedly the Athletico man did not want to leave Madrid. Kepa was very keen on the move. If the question had been would I have preferred Oblak who didnt really want to come over Kepa who did (which is a far more valid question), my answer all day long would be for the player who really wanted to fight for my club and so Kepa definitely.

  • A perfect response to the question made by Chelsea Alan. Kepa is a far greater prospect than Oblak, both are fantastic keepers but Chelsea opted for the young man who was happy to come to Chelsea.
    Some players dont come to Chelsea because of media jealousy, Chelsea being the most successful English team of the last ten years. Fortunately we ignore the bashers to carry on our journey forward.

  • Both are great keepers, one thing to note is that Kepa was the first choice for real Madrid…so Kepa will come good over time. Also people talk about him being young..Courtois was the same age when he started for Chelsea..so Kepa for me

  • Anyone considered De Gea’s eventual successor as Spain’s No.1 goalie has to be really good, i’m pretty happy with Kepa , hope he develops into as good a goalie as De Gea, or even better.

  • I like Oblak, but Kepa is one for the future, so in the long run we got the better deal. Its nice having a keeper that wants to be here, happy to see big nose go. Hope Costa and Greizman put a few between his legs next Wednesday, in the UEFA Supercup.

  • For me the answer is Kepa all the way, for the simple reason that he wanted to come to CFC. Now we just have to work on him in a way he develops to very good goal keeper and resist to dump us for another team in Europe like some who doing right now or has already done citing family reasons.

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