Chelsea are contemplating a transfer to convey a world-class goalkeeper to the Premier League, with a contemporary report revealing that he’d be open to becoming a member of the membership subsequent summer time.
Chelsea’s goalkeeping state of affairs
Over the summer time, Todd Boehly and Mauricio Pochettino sanctioned the everlasting sale of Edouard Mendy who joined Saudi Professional League facet Al-Ahli, whereas Kepa Arrizabalaga put pen to paper on mortgage with La Liga’s Actual Madrid for the rest of the season.
The Blues subsequently bought New England Revolution’s Djordje Petrovic and Brighton’s Robert Sanchez to interchange them, and though the latter has nailed down an everyday spot within the beginning line-up, the proprietor continues to be looking out for a everlasting primary.
AC Milan’s Mike Maignan has been highlighted as a doable goal who would match the invoice, with the shot-stopper having made a complete of 84 appearances since becoming a member of his facet from Lille again in 2021 (Transfermarkt – Maignan statistics).
The France worldwide was the topic of an enquiry from Stamford Bridge through the earlier switch window, and though a deal failed to come back to fruition earlier than the deadline, the 28-year-old is ready to obtain a second spherical of curiosity from the top-flight.
Chelsea focused on Maignan
In accordance with TEAMtalk, Chelsea stay eager on Maignan and it is believed the board wish to revisit a transfer subsequent summer time if the proper alternative was to current itself.
“Chelsea have recognized AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan as a possible signing as they’re searching for a world-class goalkeeper, sources have instructed TEAMtalk.
“The French worldwide is a participant the membership extremely admire. That doesn’t assure that Chelsea will make a bid for his companies however sources state that he can be open to a transfer in the summertime.”
Maignan may very well be an actual “large” for Pochettino
For the reason that begin of his profession, Maignan has recorded 102 clear sheets from 271 matches, which reveals how good he’s at conserving the ball out of his web, however there are additionally so many extra qualities that he possesses which shall be engaging to Chelsea.
The 6 foot 3 “large”, as dubbed by soccer expertise scout Jacek Kulig, has made 25 saves from 38 photographs on the right track in opposition to this season, giving him successful fee of 71.1% (FBRef – Maignan statistics), which is greater than Sanchez’s 69.2% (FBRef – Sanchez statistics).
The Cayenne native is even sturdy in possession when he has the ball at his toes having accomplished 100% of his quick passes and 99.1% of his medium dispatches because the starting of the marketing campaign, so his vary of passing to his outfield teammates is spot on.
In accordance with reviews, AC Milan may look to demand £70m with a view to sanction the sale of Maignan subsequent summer time, however with the participant himself eager to get on board, Boehly would absolutely be glad to money out to safe the companies of his long-term goal.