Napoli offer Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga an escape from their Premier League hell
Napoli offer Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga an escape from their Premier League hell as they ask for the Spaniard on loan. The 27-year-old wants football in the first team after losing his starting spot with the Blues
- Napoli have asked to loan Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa for this year
- The Spaniard needs first-team football after losing the place at Chelsea
- He joined for a world record £71.6m but struggled during his stay
- Napoli have also signed Leo Ostigard from Brighton as they look to improve
Napoli asked for an income Chelsea Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan.
Chelsea signed the now 27-year-old back in 2018 for a world-record fee of £71.6million but he has found options for the first-team are limited of late.
Kepa became the most expensive keeper of all time but had a mixed spell at Stamford Bridge, with the former Athletico Bilbao stopper enjoying a string of games before regular errors forced the Blues to re-enter the market for another keeper.
Napoli have offered Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa a way out of his hell at Stamford Bridge
The 27-year-old missed the decisive penalty in last year’s final defeat in the Carabao Cup
Edouard Mendy came from Rennes and has been number one ever since, with Kepa having to settle for the bench, cup appearances and a few league games a season.
The Spaniard is perhaps best known for refusing to be substituted in the 2019 Carabao Cup final when then-coach Maurizio Sarri wanted to trade his goalkeeper for a penalty shoot-out.
Chelsea lost 4-3 on penalties to winners Manchester City.
Kepa refused to be substituted in the 2019 Carabao Cup final before Chelsea lost on penalties
The Spaniard was on Chelsea’s pre-season tour of America, playing in their first game
Substituting for himself only on penalties in last season’s final, Kepa replaced Mendy but failed to save a single one before missing the crucial penalty against Liverpool.
But now, at the end of his career, Kepa needs first-team football and Napoli can provide just that.
Luciano Spalletti is looking to close the gap with AC Milan in Serie A after finishing third last season and missing a golden opportunity to lift a title with regular winners Juventus without the ball.
They missed seven points and have added Brighton defender Leo Ostigard to their ranks to add to their wealth.