Monday, March 8, 2021

Lampard faces objection from Abramovich on one transfer

Roman Abramovich has asked Frank that he have to resist selling one player in summer.

Chelsea inaugurated the transfer window in England almost completing the Timo Werner deal. Frank Lampard is aiming big names for the summer transfer window as the boss is proposing a reformation in West London. The goalkeeping vacancy has been discussed in the Chelsea camp for the last two months. Kepa future is up in the air at Stamford Bridge.

Spanish goalkeeping option Kepa Arrizabalaga is no.1 keeper of Chelsea. He is one of the best shot-stoppers in Europe available today. The transfer of 2018 was record-breaking in Stamford Bridge. Chelsea transfer head Marina Granovskaia made the transfer of £72m which was applauded by Blues fans. The debut season has transformed the keeper into a world-class player.

Even though, 2019/20 season didn’t go well for Kepa. Also, the improvement was shown by the second option Willy Caballero also affected the playing time of Spaniard. Since Frank Lampard took the charge of Blues, Kepa wasn’t able to serve the club with consistency. Although, he managed to appear for 33 matches in Chelsea shirt from which he got only 8 clean sheets. This includes the man of the match-winning FA cup fixture against Liverpool. (The Times)

Frank Lampard’s alternative interests

Frank Lampard's alternative interests for Kepa

Transfer speculations of market reporting certain names that Chelsea and Frank Lampard might be interested in. Reports saying Borussia Dortmund’s Roman Burki is tipped off by Blues. Also, AC Milan keeper Donnarumma is another name that gossiping in Stamford Bridge. The departure of Belgian no. 1 Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid was a challenge for Chelsea in 2018.

But, Blues managed to get back into the track with the help of Kepa. He has got a long contract with Chelsea till 2025. This reveals the trust Chelsea administration put in the star for the future. Last month, there was a report that Lampard should add more goalkeeping options to raise a challenge for Kepa.

Support for Kepa from the top

Support for Kepa from the top
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga during the match

Reports of Express confirmed the fact that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will back the Spanish keeper for next season. Also, the management hierarchy is in favor of Kepa Arrizabalaga. They don’t want to spend money on unwanted areas.

Meanwhile, Kepa can come back to the top level of performance by the course of time. All he needs is the challenge within the squad for the position. Caballero is doing it perfectly and Spaniard should regain his momentum. Chelsea won’t let the player off this summer as of now.

Also, Stamford Bridge invested a lot in the player. If they consider a deal, it should be a profitable one with a record price tag. The current market situation will force Chelsea to adjust with the star. Meanwhile, they can sort out all the problems in the table. Although, Kepa is comparable to the world’s best David de Gea. Pundits evaluated Kepa with the reference point of de Gea.

Frank Lampard is a good supporter of young talented players. His squad preference is an example of this. Many of the players are waiting for a permanent berth in the lineup. The season is about to start by next week and teams are already in the training sessions. Also, Chelsea is aiming to finish the season in an appreciable manner and next season will be special for Blues because of a fresh start for the new boss.


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